History Week in Victoria, 23-30 October 2011

October 23 (this coming weekend) marks the start of Victoria’s History Week for 2011, and if you are a history or genealogy buff (which no doubt was scheduled on your calendar months ago) you’ll be loving the opportunity to spend the week travelling back in time, discovering Victoria’s amazing history.

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WWII Bombing of Darwin 70th Anniversary Tour – February 2012

On 19 February 1942 war came to Australia. Dubbed the ‘Pearl Harbour’ of Australia, Darwin was subjected to two raids by the Japanese within an hour of each other. Unlock the Past is teaming up with Clean Cruising, our travel/cruise partner, and Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours, to organise a War Comes to Australia: WWII Bombing of Darwin 70th Anniversary Tour in February 2012.

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13th Australasian Genealogy Congress – Bookings Are Now Open

The big genealogy event that happens in Australia and New Zealand is the Australasian Congress. Held every three years, this draws speakers, exhibitors and delegates from both countries and overseas. Bookings are now open for the 2012 Congress.

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Family Reunion: The Great Solomon Reunion 2012

Calling all reli’s of Samuel Moss Solomon and his second wife Esther (nee Davis). You are invited to the GREAT SOLOMON FAMILY REUNION. This is not just a regular 1 day reunion. No, this is a 3 day extravaganza reunion!! Afterall it is nearly 200 years since the family arrived in Australia, so why not celebrate and meet the ‘extended’ family.

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Bay to Birdwood ‘Classic’ Car Rally – 25 September 2011

South Australia’s ‘Bay to Birdwood’ car rally is the world’s (not just Australia’s, but the world’s) largest most continually staged historic motoring event … now that is truly something to be proud of. This year’s event is being held on Sunday 25 September 2011.

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Unlock the Past’s Victorian Expo (Geelong), 2-3 September 2011

Unlock the Past’s Victorian Expo at Geelong in September, is coming up quick. This will be a MAJOR history-genealogy-heritage event for not only those in and around Geelong, but Victoria as a whole, and interstaters as well. For genealogy-minded people, this 2 day event will be something not to be missed.

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New Zealand Family History Fair – 26-27 August 2011

Hamilton played host to the New Zealand Family History Fair in 2010. This was a huge success, as over a 1000 people enjoyed the many exhibits and seminars on offer, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of FREE access to websites. Now it’s on again, and bigger than last year!!

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National Family History Week 2011

The end of July marks the beginning of National Family History Week, which runs from 29 July through until 8 August. National Family History Week is an initiative of AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations), as a way to promote and encourage people to trace their family history.

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Calling all Genealogy, History & Heritage Vendors & Organisations

This is a call to all Genealogy, History & Heritage Vendors & Organisations. We’ve all been to events where you sign in, and get given your free goodie bag. The fun part is finding out all the stuff that’s included. The registration kit is an opportunity for vendors, authors and organisations in the genealogy or history community to get your product or services noticed by others …

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Announcing Unlock the Past’s History & Genealogy New South Wales Expo (Coffs Harbour)

The first of four Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Expo’s this year will be held in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. This is going to be a major history-genealogy-heritage event for not only those in and around Coffs Harbour, but for much of New South Wales and Southern Queensland.

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About Time: South Australia’s History Festival is on in May 2011

South Australia’s History Week has grown from being a week long celebration to now encompass a full month. That month being May 1-31. And that’s not the only change, HistorySA have also renamed the event to About Time: South Australia’s History Festival.

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Australia’s Census 2011

The Australian census will be taken on Tuesday 9 August 2011. Australians will again have the choice to have their personal information stored for 99 years. To have your information saved you must say YES to question 60.

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Tasmanian Convict Sites Collect Memories in Australian Heritage Week 2011

Do you have photos, diaries, letters, stories or oral histories relating to our major convict heritage sites in Tasmania that you would like to share? If you do, you are invited to attend events at the Tasmanian World Heritage-listed Convict Sites to celebrate Australian Heritage Week.

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