History Queensland: Family & Local History Fair
23 May 2010 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Donald Simpson Centre, 172 Bloomfield Street
- Cost: $10.00 each or $8.00 with voucher
History Queensland's next biennial fair will be held at Cleveland. This event provides an opportunity for family and local historians to meet some of the many societies established to cater for their interest. As well, there will be seminars and help desks. Refreshments available.
Speaker Programme & topics:
- 9.30am Greg Cope, National Archives Australia
20th century immigration - "Populate or Perish", a snapshot of the history of immigration into Australia from the 1920s.
- 10.30am Myles Sinnamon, Queensland State Library
Basic searching of Convict Records including the convict database he has developed from the Home Office records, and a survey of material currently available.
- 11.30am Niles Elvery, Queensland State Archives
Records at Queensland State Archives relating to people of multicultural backgrounds.
- 1.30pm Shauna Hicks, Director of Shauna Hicks Enterprises, and a collaborative partner with Gould History Group
Shauna will speak about their new enterprise, Unlock the Past.
- 2.30pm Paul Parton, Area Family History Coordinator, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Paul, or a representative from Salt Lake City, will speak about Family Search
Entry is $10.00 each or $8.00 with voucher downloaded from History Queensland website.