About Stephen Phillips

Website: http://www.unlockthepast.com.au
Stephen Phillips has written 27 articles so far, you can find them below.

Genealogy and History Additions – 12 February 2010

 Australia Van Diemen’s Land – J. Boyce – $32.95 NEW EDITION The author shows how the convicts were changed by the natural worlds they encountered. Escaping authority, they soon settled away from the towns, dressing in kangaroo-skin and living off the land. Behind the official attempt to create a Little England was another story of […] Continue reading →

Genealogy and History Additions – 5 February 2010

 Australia Chiefs of the Australian Army: Higher Command of the Australian Military Forces 1901-1914 – J. Wood – $45.00 ‘The Chiefs’ tells the remarkable story of the talented, dedicate, and now little known, generals who led and shaped the Australian Army in its challenging formative years. Frontier Justice: A History of the Gulf Country to […] Continue reading →

Genealogy and History Additions – 29 January 2010

 Australia A Thousand Men at War: A History of the 2/16th Australian Infantry Battalion, AIF – M. Uren – $50.00 First published in 1959, this book can still educate younger generations about the sacrifices of their forbears, bringing to life what the 2/16th lived through in those dark years of 1939-1945. Queensland Commonwealth Electoral Roll […] Continue reading →

Genealogy and History Additions – 15 January 2010

   Australia Anzac Book 1916 – DATA CD – $23.50 ‘The Anzac Book’ contains a range of interesting information, such as: the Landing at Gallipoli, Glimpses of Anzac, Army Biscuits and the Book of Anzac Chronicles. Illustrations and photographs of different aspects and experiences of the war and the battle at Gallipoli are also included. […] Continue reading →

Genealogy and History Additions – 20 November 2009

 Australia New South Wales Telephone Directories 1930s: Sydney – DATA CD – $79.50 These four New South Wales Telephone Directories from the 1930s all include the city and surrounding suburb exchanges of Sydney including: the City North, the City South, Ashfield, Castle Hill, Liverpool, Manly, Sutherland and many more. South Australian Almanac and Directory 1845 […] Continue reading →

Recent Genealogy and History Additions – 13 November 2009

 Australia Bean’s Gallipoli: The Diaries of Australia’s Official War Correspondent – K. Fewster – $29.95 ‘Bean’s Gallipoli’ reveals the innermost thoughts, hopes and criticisms of the man who, more than any other, shaped the Anzac legend. Australians Volume 1: Origins to Eureka – T. Keneally – $59.95 In this first volume of a unique history […] Continue reading →

Recent Genealogy and History Additions – 30 October 2009

   Australia Australian Portrait Gallery and Memoirs of Representative Colonial Men – DATA CD – $29.50 This impressive book contains biographies of twenty-four prominent men in Australia’s history. Each biography is written with warmth and detail and is accompanied by a sketch portrait. New South Wales Telephone Directory 1948: Section 6 North Coast Districts – […] Continue reading →

Australian Directories currently available on CD

 This listing is of currently available Australian and New Zealand Directories and almanacs on searchable CD. See the different types of directories available for each state. Almanacs give a great deal of information about the area as it was, this helps fill out the history with more than just names and dates. Directories are invaluable as they place our ancestors at a location and time. Continue reading →