Unlock the Past Cruises

Larrikins, Lawbreakers, Heroes?

Event Information

  • 30 Jul 2011 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Felltimber Community Centre, Melrose Drive
  • Wodonga
  • Victoria
Other Information
  • Cost: $30 or $25 if paid by 30th June 2011

This is a seminar covering the lives of our Colonial/Australian Irish Ancestors.

Well known genealogists Shauna Hicks and Professor Jeff Brownrigg will be guest speakers.

Shauna's talk is entitled "The Colonial Irish Loved a Beer or Two: Checking out the Evidence."  In this talk Shauna will demonstrate how Court of Petty Session records, police gazettes and other colonial records can be used to research our ancestors' petty misdemeanours, especially if they were fond of a drink or two.

Professor Brownrigg's talk will cover a wide range of issues relating to our Austrlian Irish Ancestors.  His talk will complement Shauna's information.

Note that morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included in cost.