The year is flying by, and with it comes the next issue of Traces Magazine.
Now up to Issue 7, Traces is the perfect read for Australian history lovers and genealogy buffs, and I know those who’ve read previous issues love it, and are always hanging out for the next one.
As with past issues, this one is packed with 64 pages of high quality history and genealogy-related articles.
It starts off with Heritage News which includes information about the the Royal Australian Mint’s new ‘Mutiny and Rebellion’ coins, an Aboriginal site in Victoria which is on the verge of a UNESCO World Heritage listing, the 1 million WWII records being digitised by the NAA, and the “air space” above Hyde Park Barracks that sold for $20 million.
For the Then and Now section, Traces looks at Brown’s Mart in Darwin which is the oldest commercial building in Darwin’s City Centre.
John Toohey writes about prolific Melbourne goldrush photography studio Batchelder & Co., and brings us some evocative portraits from the time.
Alan McLean shares with readers a rare firsthand account of the wrecking of the ‘Fiji’ in 1891, and for the cover story Freya Horton Andrews interviews historical food expert, Jacqui Newling about colonial-era food, and what it an tell us about life and culture in the past.
In the genealogy section, Kate Hutcheson shows you how to uncover the history of your home, and there’s an interview with author Victoria Purnam about the Australian Women’s Land Army, and how to discover the women involved. Jacqui Kirkman writes about the Paisley Emigration Society, and gives tips on researching your Paisley ancestors. Dr Anna Shnukal began compiling Torres Strait Islander genealogists back in 1981, and write about her experiences and how she’s dependent on both written records as well as oral sources.
In the previous Issue of Traces, Luna Park was featured in Part 1 “The Dark Side of the Moon”. In this issue, you’ll find Part 2. The ‘Australia’s Forgotten Towns’ section discusses the town of Pillinger in Tasmania. What it was back in the late 1800s, and what it is today.
If you love Australian history and/or genealogy, do yourself a favour and grab a copy of Traces.
“Launched in December 2017, Traces is the only quarterly printed magazine dedicated to providing its readers with insight into the latest historical research, news, events and heritage projects taking place around Australia. The expert voices of historians, researchers, heritage professionals, genealogists and journalists uncover the fascinating characters and stories of our past.”
Where to buy it?
You can subscribe through iSubscribe, or buy individual issues (including back issues) from Traces magazine themselves, or check with your local newsagent. There’s details of Australian stockists here: www.publicationsolutions.com.au/publication/traces/.