Adelaide’s National Archives Office is on the Move

The National Archives of Australia (NAA) Adelaide Reading Room is officially on the move!! As of 9 March 2011, the NAA in Angas Street, Adelaide will be closed to all who have not pre-ordered records. And it will reopen on …

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SA History Week Grows to a Month Long Festival

South Australian history buffs, you’d better keep all of May 2011 free, because in 2011, SA History Week will become: About Time: South Australia’s History Festival, which will run from 1 May to 31 May 2011.

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Australian History News – October 2010

Here is the latest collection of news from Australian genealogy, history and heritage groups. From family reunions, to book launches, cemetery open days, school centenaries, and art competitions … it is all helping to celebrate history …

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Australian History News – September 2010

So here is the latest collection of news from Australian genealogy, history and heritage groups. This covers news from any group, society, museum, archive office throughout Australia. Some of the following news articles have been submitted to us, while others have been found from websites, newspapers and other articles.

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Richmond River Historical Society wins the ABC Regional Museums Award

Now in its third year, the 2010 Regional Museums Award attracted just over 100 entries from museums in every Australian state and territory. Richmond River Historical Society – based in Lismore, New South Wales – has won the ABC Regional Museums Award in Australia.

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‘Scots in Geelong and District to 1860′ an Award Winner

The “Scots in Geelong and District to 1860″ CD-ROM produced by Pam Jennings and Susie Zada, has WON the “Best Community Research, Registers and Records” category in the Victorian Community History Awards

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More Australian History News – August 2010

Another fortnight brings yet more news from primarily regional (but not exclusively) Australian genealogy, history and heritage groups. This covers news from any group, society, museum, archive office throughout Australia …

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SA 175 Years – History Grants Up For Grabs

2011 marks the 175th anniversary of the foundation of South Australia. To help commemorate this significant event the South Australian Government is offering grants to assist community groups to acknowledge this important milestone.

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Queensland Family History Society Book, now an Award Winner

The 2010 winners of the National Trust Queensland Bendigo Bank Heritage Award were announced on 26 Aug 2010. Top honours with the ‘Gold Award’ in the Community category was taken out by Qld Family History Society for their publication ‘Queensland Founding Families’ through its exploration of the history of families living in Queensland prior to Separation …

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Australian History News – August 2010

Continuing on in my update of news from primarily regional (but not exclusively) Australian genealogy, history and heritage groups. This covers news from any group, society, museum, archive office throughout Australia. Some of the following news articles have been submitted to us, while others have been found from websites, newspapers and other articles.

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AFFHO Family History Awards

The winners of the AFFHO Nick Vine Hall Award 2010 have been announced. These are awarded to Groups or Societies to encourage them to promote family history through journals and newsletters …

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Australian History News – July 2010

Social media seems to be the dominant theme through the latest news, with new new blogs, Twitter accounts and Facebook pages from groups. It is great to see them embracing the newer means of communications that people are wanting (and sometimes expecting).

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Documents Online now available to library users at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Visitors to the Genealogical Society of Victoria’s premises in Melbourne, are in for a treat. Along with offering users access to Ancestry, FindMyPast, the OriginsNetwork and Burke’s Peerage and Gentry Online, they now offer free downloads from The National Archives (UK) Documents Online service.

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