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Highlight: Tales from Bush Graves

 For this highlight, let me introduce you to a new book that has recently been published. Tales from Bush Graves recounts the stories of 218 people who met their death in the Queensland bush, with most of these were caused by fever, accidents, suicide, and murders. The stories have been reconstructed from the actual inquests, with many including newspaper accounts of the day. Continue reading →

Women’s History Month 2013: Seeking Founding Mothers

 As the 20th Century dawned and the Australian nation was born, Australian women led in democratic reform, making the new nation among the first where women had the same rights as men to vote and to stand for public office. The theme for the next Women’s History Month Australia in March 2013 is ‘Seeking Founding Mothers’, identifying women involved in shaping Federation and the Australian Constitution in 1901 … Continue reading →

Australian History News – May 2011

 It’s the end of May already, and as expected HEAPS of stuff has been happening in the genealogy and history scene around this country. This month we have snippets on the histories of water skiing and a hospital, repairs of pioneers graves, a colonial buildings exhibition, tours, school anniversaries, the opening of a new family history centre, reunions, and a new interest group … oh, and don’t forget the gold coins that have just been discovered. Continue reading →

Genealogy & History Gift Ideas & Highlights – November 2010

 Gift Ideas & Highlights Click on titles below for more details on each. Gift Ideas & Highlights under $10 Getting the Most Out of Findmypast.com.au – R. Kopittke & A. Phillips – $8.00 Subscriptions to online history and genealogy research sites are not cheap so it pays to know how to use them most effectively. […] Continue reading →