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Australia’s Aldine Histories: A Key Resource

aldine sa #2_00002 The Aldine histories are an essential reference work if your are researching in Queensland, New South Wales or South Australia. Authoritative, not only in the narrative history, but containing many thousands of biographies of early personalities and noted identities for each region – including those in regional areas. They also include beautiful photographs and sketches of scenes and buildings illustrating life and places as they were in the past. Continue reading →

Help Save Waverley Cemetery

Photograph from Wikipedia. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons.
Attribution: Winston Yang Waverley Cemetery is “one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world” , and it’s easy to see why. Sitting on the cliffs at Bronte, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, overlooking the sea, the sight of the thousands of old graves is simply spectacular. However, now this 125+ year old cemetery needs your help … Continue reading →

The Winners of NLAs Community Heritage Grants 2014

grant money The National Library of Australia’s (NLA) Community Heritage Grants program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups Australia-wide. The winners of the successful grant applications for 2014 have just been announced, and this year there are 73 grants being awarded, totalling $386,577. Continue reading →