Our favourite stories from 2012 are now available in the the first ever digital annual edition of Inside History Magazine!

That’s right, you can download Inside History Magazine’s Best of 2012 in their 2012 Annual.

Inside History’s editor Cassie writes:

It’s been a big year at Inside History: 2012 was our first full year of publishing both print and digital issues, and saw many exciting new features, exclusives and collaborations. “To celebrate, we decided to share the Inside History team’s favourite features from the past year’s issues in our first ever annual edition”.

“Showcasing the usual breadth of family, local and social history featured in Inside History, an array of fascinating historical characters will jump off the page (or screen, as it were) to greet you in this edition ,” says Cassie. There’s a surgeon who tended the sick on a convict ship, a group of rural pioneer women that helped win voting rights for women in Victoria, and an intriguing family from Wyalong, NSW who sent five sons and two grandsons off to World War I.

Of course, the antics and exploits of convicts are always a sure favourite. For a romantic angle to early convict history, an amusing read is found in our examination of convicts’ attempts to sneak around colonial authorities’ regulations on their private lives – but was it really all in the name of love?

And, for a heart-warming serving sprinkled with nostalgia, feast your eyes on the feature by Sydney Morning Herald Good Cafe Guide editor Jill Dupleix on her favourite family recipes and the stories behind them. And if dishes passed down through generations can be an unconventional family history source, so too can travel! Explore the past through sites, spaces and streetscapes with our list of 15 fascinating history destinations across Australia and New Zealand, showcasing our diverse heritage.

Finally, Inside History wouldn’t be the same without its practical emphasis on family history research. Revisiting Trove, we share the staff’s helpful tips and hints on how to best utilise this fantastic resource, plus our digital spotlight recaps the free, cutting-edge tools set to enliven your research. Finally, in a favourite from our Lost Diggers focus, Australian War Memorial researchers discuss the challenges of identifying unnamed soldiers in their photographic collections, which could well help you with your mysteries of your own. We hope you enjoy reading this edition as much as we enjoyed putting it tog ether!

It’s available for iPad already through the App Store and Apple Newsstand, and will be available for Android and other digital devices from 7 January 2013 through Zinio.

Available from:
the iTunes store now, download
and from Zinio from 7 January 2013, download

Cost: AU$6.49

Requirements: Compatible with iPad, and requires iOS 4.0 or later.

More info: visit www.insidehistory.com.au