Speaker: Dr Charles Fahey. This is a joint event available only to members of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) and the Genealogical Society of Victoria (GSV). It will be held online via Zoom. The talk is free to members of each Society who should register with their Society. Maximum of 45 per Society.
GSV members should log in to register, and the Zoom link will be in the confirmation email.
The Soldier Settlement Schemes encompassed thousands of World War One returned soldiers who occupied farming land on conditional purchase leases across Victoria between 1919 and the 1960s. If you are researching family or Australian history this talk will help you understand the individual experience of a soldier settler, as well as the historical context of the Victorian Soldier Settlement Scheme. The talk will make special use of files from the parishes of Wagant and Kulwin to illustrate the information and stories to be found in vast archive left by the settlers.
Dr Charles Fahey taught history at La Trobe University, in Bendigo, Melbourne and Shepparton until his retirement in 2018. Before becoming an academic, he was employed as an historian with the Victorian Government. The unit Charles worked with was responsible for transferring the vast archive of Solder Settler files to PROV.
Event Zoom Notes
Limited Venue, Limited Zoom