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The lives and times of our World War I and Irish ancestors - Albany

Event Information

  • 22 Jan 2015 10:30am - 3:30pm
  • Western Australian Museum – Albany Residency Rd
  • Albany, WA
  • Western Australia
Other Information
  • Cost: $29.50 full seminar, $19.50 half day


A one day seminar with three main presentations by experts from the 7th Unlock that Past history and genealogy cruise, which is visiting Albany on Thursday, 22 January 2015. There will also be an exhibition with books for sale and various special offers and prizes to the value of approximately $500.

Dr Richard Reid will be the principal presenter. He is Australian historian on the official tri-nation (Turkey, Australia and New Zealand) historical and archaeological survey of the Anzac battlefield. Since his appointment to the Australian War Memorial, Richard has had a close involvement with interpreting the experiences of Australians in war, especially in World War I. In 1993, he was the AWM’s Executive Officer for the project that returned the remains of an Unknown Australian Soldier to the Hall of Memory at the Memorial. For the last 15 years he has led Australian groups to Gallipoli and the Western Front (France and Belgium).

Richard is also an Irish historian and author and has led genealogy tours to Ireland. He will give an Irish presentation as well at this seminar. Other presenters from the cruise will also contribute to the program.

Click here to learn more about Richard Reid and other presenters

WHEN: Thursday 22 January 2015, 10.30am - 3.30pm 

WHERE: Western Australian Museum – Albany Residency Rd, Albany


  • Pre-booked** - by Tuesday 20 January 2015, 10pm
    $29.50 - full day
    $19.50 - morning only 10.30am to 2.00pm
    $19.50 - afternoon only 12.30pm to 3.30pm
** pre-booking is necessary to be sure of a place. All who pre-book will also be in the draw for approx $500 worth of prizes. If you do not pre-book, you may still gain entry on the day, provided there are places still available. Day entry will be $40 for a full day or $30 for morning or afternoon

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ONLINE BOOKING is only available if paying by Visa or Mastercard

  • individuals
    • online bookings - Visa or Mastercard only
    • phone or mail - cheque, Visa, Mastercard
    • phone or mail - EFT
       - Account Name: Gould Genealogy
       - BSB: 015-621
       - Account Number: 1980 23389

Thursday 22 January 2015
10.30amregistration, exhibition/book sales & lunch orders (Subway subs)
11amwelcome and seminar introduction
11.05am'That treeless, shell-torn wilderness': Australian experience of the Western front, France and Belgium 1916 to 1918 - R. Reid
12noonUsing electoral rolls for genealogy: tips and traps - R. Kopittke
12.30pmprize draw
12.40pmlunch break and exhibition/book sales
2.00pmshort promotions from local partners
2.20pm'Ireland of the Ancestors': maps, documents, valuations, diaries, books, parish registers - R. Reid
3.10pmexhibition/book sales

There will be the option to order subs from Subway (at modest cost - under $10), before the first talk— for delivery for the lunch break. Alternatively you can bring your own or go off-site to a cafe.