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Australian family history and genealogy selected websites

Australian family history and genealogy selected websites
The internet is a valuable aid to research into family history. These Australian sites contain a variety of information relating to family history and genealogy including guides, indexes and digitised images of documents. They also provide links to other informative sites both in Australia and overseas and pathways to make contact with other family historians via indexed family trees, mailing lists and bulletin boards. Further online resources for family history can be located via eResources, although some of these subscription resources are only available for use in the National Library reading rooms. State and Territory libraries State and territory libraries hold family history collections specialising in resources for their jurisdiction and a selection of material relating to other areas of Australia and overseas. National, State and Territory archives The National Archives of Australia holds the records of the Commonwealth government. Family history societies Births, marriages and deaths

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Local History: A Lucrative Niche Market by Patricia L. Fry Experts typically advise fledgling writers to "Write about what you know" -- your work, hobbies, or interests. Many writers pen their memoirs and others write about harrowing experiences, overcoming a challenge, or their views on a particular issue. Family history is another popular topic for the novice writer. NSW state library You are here :: Home › Services › Family history and local history Visit our family history and local history area on Lower Ground 2 of the State Reference Library Reading Room. There are staff here who can help you to get started with your research as well as using our collections. You will also find a large collection of family history and local history resources in this area. Programs We run a ‘Researching your family history’ program for family history groups.

Rural and Remote Education Inquiry Briefing Paper Rural and Remote Education Inquiry Briefing Paper A. History of Indigenous education National Archives of Australia Researching family history is a favourite hobby for many people. The National Archives holds many records in which you might find information about your ancestors. This is the place to come if your family members served in the Australian armed forces or if they migrated to Australia during the 20th century. You can view records online using RecordSearch or check original archival records in one of our Reading rooms. Researching your family; How to do family history research in the National Archives Pooncarie Mission The site known as the Old Pooncarie Mission is located eight kilometres west of Pooncarie Township on the Darling River. The mission site is Western Lands Leasehold and is bounded on the western and southern sides by the Darling River. The property forms part of the Darling River floodplain and is subject to occasional flooding. The area is covered with an over-storey of native vegetation of riverine woodlands and a highly-modified under-storey and ground layer.

Convict records New! Sentenced beyond the Seas: Australia's early convict records, 1788-1801 A project to digitise and index Australia's earliest convict records. 27 Oct 1930 - ILLNESS OF ABORIGINES AT POONCARIE RESERVE Au epidemic has broken out among the aborigines in the reserve at Poon- carie and is causing the authorities some concern. Sergeant Canning, of Menindie, after receiving a telephone message from Constable M'Avoy, of Pooncarie, communicated the facts to Inspector Toohill to-day. An aboriginal woman aged 4[?] years, and a boy seven years, who became ill were taken to tho Wentworth Hospital where they died.

Australian Heritage Database Allen, H. A. (1972). Where the Crow Flies Backwards: Man and Land in the Darling Basin. Unpublished PhD thesis, Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University. AHC (1998). The Aboriginal People, Parliament and "protection" in New South Wales, 1856-1916 - Anna Doukakis Doukakis draws upon 60 years of NSW parliamentary debates to investigate early attitudes towards Aborigines, and towards policies and legislation which affected them. She shows that the men elected to the first democratic Parliament in NSW in 1856, and their successors to 1916, held wide-ranging views on Aborigines. Some even actively supported their inclusion in colonial society. Their debates ranged from the right to vote to the provision of blankets, from wages to the settlement of Aborigines. The book shows that no one group of politicians dominated policy or debate. This encouraged an openness which most notably enabled Aboriginal participation in the political process.

Living on Aboriginal reserves and stations Wallaga Lake Aboriginal reserve, 1974. National Archives of Australia: A8739, A16/3/77/11 From the late 1700s, the spread of settlement across New South Wales by non-Indigenous people gradually pushed Aboriginal people off their land. NSW governments responded in many cases by setting aside parcels of land for the sole use of Aboriginal people. Across the state, Aboriginal reserves were created as a political response to the dispossession of Aboriginal people from their land.

22 May 1931 - TEACHING ABORIGINES OBSERVATIONS OF TEACHER AT P Insights, into the life and customs of the aborigines at the Pooucarie abori- gines' reserve, with special references to the natives' habits and peculiarities in school were related by Miss Le Poer Trench, teacher in charge of the aborigines' school at that bush centre, who is at present holidaying in Broken Hill, in an interview with a "Barrier Miner" reporter this morning. Miss Trench is spending thu autumn vaca- tion with Mr. nnd Mrs. J.