Issue 22: May-June 2014
Our May/June issue has a wealth of inspiring features and practical tips to help you trace your family tree and learn about the life your ancestor led.In this edition: See how you can correct an official record that you know is wrong about your ancestor. Mark Tedeschi, Senior Crown Prosecutor for New South Wales, re-examines the Myall Creek massacre of 1838 and the two trials that eventuated. Stephen Orr investigates the Point Puer Boys’ Prison and looks at why in the 1800s it was termed a junior Port Arthur. Experts from Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum and Australian Dress Register help readers learn more about their ancestors’ photographs. We continue our series on World War One servicemen, with the writings of a man killed on the Western Front in 1917, and another who became a bugler of distinction throughout two world wars. Travel in the footsteps of explorer Edmund Kennedy during his 1848 trek to Cape York. All this and much, much more! Out now.
Dig the Archives: Victorian Archives Centre Open Day 17 May The Victorian Archives Centre is opening its doors, inviting you to Dig the Archives and explore its vast collection of historical records during its free open day. Between 10am and 4pm, there will be talks on property research with Adam Ford of the ABCâ€™s Whoâ€™s Been Sleeping In My House, true crime with author Russell Robinson and caring for your collection with a professional conservator. You can also take a behind the scenes tour of the treasures of the archives, or attend presentations covering every stage of Victorian history. Bookings are essential. Visit prov.vic.gov.au/dig-the-archives Inside History | May-Jun 2014 | 19