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Annual Seminar - Researching Irish Heritage (Morning) and Immigration (Afternoon)

Event Information

  • 30 Jun 2013 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Queen Alexandra Community Centre, 347 Old Cleveland Road
  • Coorparoo 4151
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: Morning OR Afternoon Session- Members $20 Non-member $25 FULL DAY Member $50 Non-member $60

Morning Session:

If you ever go across the seas from Ireland: 19th Century Arrivals in QueenslandDr Jennifer Harrison, Historian and Family History Researcher

Irish in the Archives—Saadia Thomson-Dwyer, Senior Archivist, Queensland State Archives

Destination Van Diemen's Land: deliberate arson by Irish ladies Val Blomer Convict Connections Interest Group, GSQ

Afternoon Session:

Migrant Journeys—some unusual migration stories—Greg Cope, Acting Director, National Archives of Australia (Brisbane)

Destination North America—Dave ObeeCanadian and United States Research

Finding 19th Century Immigrants to Australia (including those who swam!) Shauna Hicks, Family Historian, Shauna Hicks History Enterprises

Morning or Afternoon Sessions include morning or afternoon tea

Full Day includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch.