History News – Regional South Australia, April 2010

Many of South Australia’s country regions have genealogy groups or historical societies which are set up to preserve the history of the town and pioneer settlers. This is a small post to keep you informed of some of the happenings in the country regions of South Australia …

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New Genealogy and History Product Additions – 19 March 2010

Australia As You Were 1946 – DATA CD – $19.50 This is “the first of a new series of post-war Service volumes which will provide a contemporary record of developments in the Australian Navy, Army, and Air Force”. The As You Were series completed the series of books produced during the Second World War by […]

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New Genealogy and History Product Additions – 12 March 2010

Australia Remember Them: A Guide to Victoria’s Wartime Heritage – G. Hutchinson – $39.95 This detailed and accessible guidebook shares the personal stories of the individuals honoured in 250 of Victoria’s key war memorials. Arranged geographically, with accompanying maps and photographs, this comprehensive book covers metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, providing a unique insight into […]

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Genealogy Data CDs and Windows 7

So you’ve decided to update your old slow, tired computer to something that is smaller, faster, has more memory and runs Windows 7 … unfortunately you find out afterwards that not everything you had running on your earlier computer will work with Windows 7.

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New Genealogy and History product additions – 26 February 2010

Australia Log of Logs Volume 2 – I. Nicholson – $69.95 A catalogue of logs, journals, shipboard diaries, letters and all other forms of voyage narratives from 1788 to 1993, relating to Australia and New Zealand and the surrounding seas and oceans. With a separate index to authors of private journals & diaries. Of great […]

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New Genealogy and History product additions – 19 February 2010

Australia Men of Mont St Quentin: Between Victory and Death – P. Stanley – $35.00 In the hands of Peter Stanley, one of Australia’s leading military historians, a famous battlefield in France becomes unforgettably connected with Australian men and their families in the long aftermath of the Great War. Capital: Melbourne When it Was the […]

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NAA Offices in Darwin, Hobart and Adelaide staying open

Finally we some good news about the ‘proposed’ closure of the National Archives of Australia Offices in South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania …

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Inverell District Family History Group destroyed by fire

The recent fire at Inverell, New South Wales, destroyed numerous businesses, houses and the family history group. The Inverell Family History Group, is asking for help to start again.

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Closure of the NAA Offices in Adelaide, Hobart & Darwin

There has been some mentions of the planned closure of the National Archives of Australia offices in Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin, but it would seem that many still haven’t heard about it. So to keep you informed, Graham Jaunay has done a lengthy article this topic in his latest newsletter, and due to the response […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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