Inside History Magazine - 2013-05Inside History Magazine Issue 16 is available now and this one is their Irish issue.

In case you’ve not discovered Inside History Magazine yet, this is THE perfect reading material for everyone who is passionate about Australian and New Zealand genealogy, history and heritage.

From Irish convicts to famine orphans, assisted immigrants to modern migrants. they’re all covered in this Irish heritage issue. “With over 40 per cent of Australians claiming Irish ancestry, Irish-Australian stories are particularly significant within the national fabric – not to mention often enthralling,” says magazine Editor Cassie. “Especially given that Irish ancestors are often tricky to trace before they emigrated.”

The handy roadmap to Irish family history research will help you track down those notoriously elusive – and often underutilised – Irish records, and staff from the National Library of Ireland talk us through its family history resources, while Irish-Australian expert Dr Perry McIntyre’s in-depth guide to historical Irish newspapers will see you browsing broadsheets from Dublin to Donegal.

Now their Irish spotlight doesn’t stop there, as historian Dr Richard Reid offers an enlightening account of the strained relationship between Irish immigrants and colonial authorities in the early 1800s. Perry McIntryre gives us a history of the Irish Famine Memorial in Sydney, and the informative Famine Orphan Database, while Dr Jeff Kildea reveals the riveting history of St Patrick celebrations in Sydney. Plus, we take a look at the experience of modern migrants through Museum Victoria’s latest exhibition, Leaving Dublin.

Those bound for the Emerald Isle in 2013 will love the heritage travel guide to Ireland’s must-see attractions and family history research hotspots right in time for Irish tourism highlight, “The Gathering”. Plus there’s a treat in store for our digital readers – a free supplement from our friends at Irish Lives Remembered on the latest genealogy and history events making headlines in Ireland.

Closer to home, we journey through North Sydney as one-time resident Henry Lawson knew it, and ask the question, who was Australia’s Great Gatsby? Find out more about our candidate: mover-and-shaker-about-town, Hugh McIntosh, aka ‘Huge Deal’. We also profile the recent additions to Historypin’s resources, from The Benevolent Society to the State Library of Queensland, and explore Sydney Living Museums’ new exhibition, A Convict In The Family?.

Regular features of the magazine include:

– Postie’s here! (your thoughts, your say)
– Bob’s Your Uncle (network with other researchers)
– Platform (we chat with Irisl ConsulGeneral, Catriona Ingoldsby about family history; plus, the latest history and genealogy news)
– History apps (from name maps to learning if you’re rekated to royalty, we review the latest apps)
– Guest Society (Royal Australian Historical Society)
– What we’re reading (the latest and greatest to hit the shelves)
– One picture … 1000 memories (The story behind the image)

All of this packed into into one magazine guarantees you a great read.

You can buy the printed copies of the magazine from Inside History directly, and a number of societies and newsagents around Australia stock it as well.


Copies of the current issue (and back issues) can be bought from the Inside History website. Or you can subscribe to the magazine
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iPad edition (available from the iTunes Store)
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