Society, culture, community, lifestyle

Society, culture, community, lifestyle

Diaries and Letters: Fleshing out the Family History

This talk reveals the availability of letters and diaries and how they can add context to your own family history even if they are not written by direct ancestors. The speaker provides examples from her own family history research including ship board diaries and private letters in government files.


Scandal and skulduggery in early Sydney

Carol Baxter talks about the political-sex-scandal and major bank robbery at the heart of her first two books, An Irresistible Temptation and Breaking the Bank (Allen & Unwin), events that both reflected and impacted upon the nature of colonial New South Wales.

- 45/60 minutes – no equipment necessary but Powerpoint slides are available


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