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April 2016

Bringing Family History To Life

1 April 2016 @ 10.30 am - 11.30 am
Newcastle City Hall, 290 King Street
Newcastle, NSW Australia
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A Newcastle Writer’s Festival event, presented by History Council NSW. With so many online archives and ancestry aids, tracing your family tree is now easier than ever. But what does it all mean? Join host Nancy Cushing, as she and the panel’s three prominent family historians – Melanie Nolan, Tanya Evans and Catharine Coleborne – discuss the impact of family histories on their writing.  

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May 2016

New Lives in a New Country?

10 May 2016 @ 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
National Library of Australia, Parkes Place
Canberra, ACT Australia
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The Library holds hundreds of published recollections of migrants from non-English-speaking backgrounds. What do they tell us about the migrant experience and about Australia as a country of immigration? Do migrants’ life histories form part of Australian history? And what’s food got to do with ‘ethnic writing’? Klaus Neumann will answer these and other questions when discussing six authors, including a Canberran born in Hungary. This is a free event, bookings required.

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The Life and Times of Lola Montez

19 May 2016 @ 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm
Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, 02 Stawell Street South
Ballarat, VIC Australia
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AHA member Clare Wright will be in Ballarat discussing the life and times of Lola Montez, a central character explored in the 19th Century Bling – Goldfields Jewellery exhibition, at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE). Lola Montez (1818 – 1861), dancer and courtesan, born in Limerick, Ireland visited Ballarat and Victoria’s goldfields in 1855: the entrepreneurial actress is remembered mostly for her reputedly scandalous dance performances and temper. The Ballarat Times attacked her notoriety, Lola retaliated by…

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Illicit Love – Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia

24 May 2016 @ 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Sir Roland Wilson Building, Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
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AHA member Ann McGrath’s new book Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia (University of Nebraska Press) will be discussed by Philippa Levine (University of Texas at Austin) Kim Rubenstein (Director of the Centre for International and Public Law and Director of the Gender Institute, ANU) and Shauna Bostock-Smith (Phd Student at the ANU). Registration required for catering purposes. Full details.

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June 2016

From Pioneer to Premier

14 June 2016 @ 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
Museum of Tropical Queensland, 70-102 Flinders Street
Townsville, QLD Australia
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Lyndon Megarrity will present a paper on the life and times of Sir Robert Philp, Queensland Premier (1899-1903; 1907-8) and co-founder of Burns, Philp & Co.

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Bearing Witness Across the Generations

26 June 2016 @ 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Jewish Holocaust Centre, 13-15 Selwyn Street, Elsternwick
Melbourne, Australia
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Clare Wright in conversation with Magda Szubanski and Leah Kaminsky discussing the various and profound tragedies of war and the resulting intergenerational trauma it can engender. A City of Glen Eira Storytelling Festival 2016 event. This is a free event, bookings requested.

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July 2016

Swimming with the Spit – 100 Years of the Spit Amateur Swim Club

13 July 2016 @ 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Mosman Library, 605 Military Road, Mosman
Sydney, NSW Australia
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Join Dr Tanya Evans for a talk focusing on the forthcoming community authored, supported and funded book Swimming with the Spit: 100 Years of the Spit Amateur Swim Club. Tanya and the book’s other contributors hope to encourage readers and swimmers to think historically about their ambles down to the beach, invigorating morning swims and afternoon dips on sultry Sydney-summer days by showing how Mosman residents helped change the face of swimming.

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The Prosecution Project

14 July 2016 @ 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
QEII Courts of Law Complex, 415 George Street
Brisbane, QLD Australia
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With Mark Finnane and the project team. The Prosecution Project is digitising Australia’s criminal justice records. This presentation will outline the project aims, discuss its scope and impact and illustrate some of its early outcomes. This event will also provide an opportunity for guests to speak with Supreme Court Library staff about an overview of their services, digitisation and future projects of the Library. A presentation organised by Griffith University history PhD students.

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April 2019

Australian Presence in the French Naores Caves (Sommes) Public Lecture 

29 April @ 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne Melbourne, Victoria Australia + Google Map

Gilles Prilaux is a leading French archaeologist of the WW1. For many years, he has been working in the battlefields of the Western Front. During his work in the underground city beneath the French town of Naours, he discovered the names and regimental numbers of WW1 soldiers scrawled on the limestone walls. Many of them were Australian.  Further information 

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‘Conflict, Collective Memory and the Creation of History’: 2019 Sydney Writer’s Festival History Council of NSW Event

30 April @ 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
State Library of New South Wales Sydney, Australia + Google Map

The History Council of New South Wales’ event for the Sydney Writer’s Festival will consist of three prize-winning historians and authors discussing their award-winning books. Winners of the 2018 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards - Christina Twomey, Paul Irish and Sean Scalmer reveal to Caroline Butler-Bowdon (Director, Strategy and Engagement at Sydney Living Museums) how they fell upon their subjects, how they write engaging historical narratives, and the consequences of their work. Each speaker will discuss their work followed by…

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