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Discover family and local history seminar

Event Information

  • 8 Nov 2018 9:00am - 4:45pm
  • Hetzel Theatre State Library of South Australia, corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue
  • Adelaide
  • South Australia
Other Information
  • Cost: pre-booked $40, on the day $50

Discover FLH

web site - www.discoversahistory.com.au

The first of a quarterly program of seminars with South Australian and interstate experts brought to you by:


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Inaugural seminar

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WHEN: Thursday 8 Nov 2018, 9am – 4.45pm

WHERE: Hetzel Theatre State Library of South Australia, Institute Building on the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue


9.00am – registration and exhibition
9.25am – welcome and seminar introduction
9.30am – From Clare to Clare – Discovering the Kellys – S. Lear
10.15am – break (30 mins)
10.45am – ‘There is no person starving here’ – Ireland, Australia and the Great Famine in Ireland – R. Reid
11.30am – ‘Come dance with me in Ireland’ – touring Ireland, finding Australia – R. Reid
12.15pm – lunch break (90 mins)
12.25pm – Tour of the State Library family history service – tour 1
1.15pm – Tour of the State Library family history service – tour2
1.45pm – Assisted emigration from Great Britain to Australia, 1830 to 1914 – R. Reid
2.30pm – What did you do in the Great War Granny? Women and war work at the Cheer-Up Society of South Australia – C. Schoepf
3.15pm – break (15 mins)
3.30pm – Hearts at home: records of soldiers and their families – A. Laube
4.00pm – ‘If only I could see your grave’ – Remembering Australians on the Western Front, 1918-1939 – R. Reid
4.45pm – close


Dr Richard Reid (ACT) Richard brings a wealth of experience and expertise as an historian, author, tour guide and an in-demand speaker in a number of fields including: - Irish history & emigration to Australia - World War I - assisted emigration schemes

Christeen Schoepf — Christeen’s PhD research unpacks the lives and stories of the 500 women named on the unique and significant Cheer-Up
Society Roll of Honour.

Sue Lear (Genealogy SA)

Anthony Laube (State Library of South Australia)


  • Library tours - an extended 90-minute lunch break allows opportunity (apart from eating lunch) to:
    – do one of the two tours of the State Library family history service (each limited to 20 people maximum)
    – do a bit of research in the library
    – relax between morning and afternoon programs
  • Bookshop & small exhibition - with seminar specials
  • Prizes - several hundred dollars in prizes - drawn for all who pre-book
  • Lunch - the option to bring your own lunch or buy from the Aroma Café within the library – or go off-site to nearby cafes