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The Next Seven Days at the GSV

Expiry Date
14 May, 2024

Seven events in seven days! There is a lot happening at the GSV in the next few weeks. Here are the next week’s offerings:

Saturday 18th

International Settlers Discussion Circle 1-3pm (Zoom)

Special guest author and journalist Alek Schulha will speak about his book ‘Beneath the Shadows of Mount Molly Morgan: History and Stories of Greta Camp 1939-1960’. Alek’s book shares the stories of 130 people who passed through this army training camp turned migrant camp. Join in to hear how Alek has acknowledged and documented for future generations the contribution of these ‘New Australians’ to the cultural fabric of our country.

Tuesday 21st

How to Research and Use Australian Marriage, Divorce and Bigamy Records 10:30-11:30 am (Zoom)

Rod Armstrong wowed the crowd earlier this year with his Australia Death Records presentation. It was an hour thick with recommended sources, overlooked resources and hints on how to use them. He’s back tackling the sources of marriage related records. Don’t miss this one.

British India Discussion Circle 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Zoom)

Part of this session will focus on discussing the BIDC’s program for 2024. Join in to have your say. Also hear from Mary-Ann about the Families in British India website and from Clare who will explain why you should read about the last Prince of Bengal.

Wednesday 22nd

Family History Tips and Tools 10:30 am – 12 pm (Zoom)

The last session of FHTT for 2023 will focus on The National Archives (of the England, Wales and the United Kingdom, that is). Rebecca Landy will provide an overview of the archive’s holdings, help you navigate its website and encourage participants to share their hints to help you too make discoveries via this important source of historical records.

Thursday 23rd

London and South-East Counties Discussion Circle 10:30 am – 12 pm (Zoom)
The River Lea has provided a boundary between territories since at least the Iron Age, but for Jenny Redman’s ancestors, and possibly yours too, it was the vehicle for transporting their trade goods to London. Join Jenny at 10:30 to hear their story, and learn about transportation and trade along this key English river.   

Irish Day in the Library   (In person, but fully booked)

Because this event is fully booked, this is simply a notification that the Library will be very busy on Thursday. Members and visitors are welcome to visit the Library, but should note it will be a hive of activity and not a place of quiet investigation on this occasion.

Friday 24th

Vic Tas Discussion Circle 10:30 am – 12 pm (Zoom)

After a jam packed year, the Vic Tas Discussion Circle are also meeting for the last time for 2023. Join in on their celebratory quiz and, in particular, their agenda setting for 2024.

All events can be booked via the events page on the GSV website once members have logged in. If you are not a member but would like to join to attend some of these events, you can sign up here or call the GSV on +61 3 9662 4455 to join.