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Watermen in London: The Round Family in Williamstown
Presenter: Robyn Ansell
This presentation explores the life of watermen in London over the period from 1600 to the end of the 19th Century. Robyn Ansell also explores her Round family who were involved in this occupation. Handout
Topics related to this webcast: England, Family-Histories, Victoria
Preservation of Your Collection
Presenter: Debra Parry
In this talk Debra Parry of Melbourne Conversation Services outlines methods of preserving documents, books, maps, plans as well as ceramics, textiles and other objects.
Topics related to this webcast: Conservation-and-Preservation
Presenter: Clodagh Norwood
The presenter describes the life of her ancestor Thomas Wainewright. He was transported to Hobart for fraud, became an artist and his portraits provide documentation of personalities in Hobart before 1850.
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories, Tasmania
Exploring the RHSV Register of Victorian Pioneers
Presenter: Jillian Hiscock
Information for website: The Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) has collected and maintained an ‘Historical Register of Persons who arrived, or were born in Victoria before 1900.’ In this presentation Jillian Hiscock describes the Register and provides information regarding how to access the data.
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories, Victoria
Great War Soldier Settlement And Its Records
Presenter: Charles Fahey
In this presentation Dr Charles Fahey describes the Soldier Settler Scheme in Victoria and examines the scheme and the effects on the farmers and the community. He also discusses the records that are available for researching soldiers and their farms.
Topics related to this webcast: Soldier-Settlement-Schemes, Victoria
My Journey: Researching my Family History
Presenter: Alex de Fircks
Alex describes her journey researching her d Fircks family in Germany and Latvia
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories
Dancing at the Southern Crossroads: Histories, Families, Genealogies
Presenter: Jeanette Mollenhauer
Dr Mollenhauer describes her researches into the history of Irish Step Dancing in Australia
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories, Ireland
Cholera in South-West England
Presenter: Stephen Hawke
In this presentation Stephen Hawke explores the major cholera outbreak in the 1830s in south-west England and also the later outbreaks of the pandemic in the UK in the 19th century.
Topics related to this webcast: England, Pandemics
Devon Cottage Scenes During the Cholera
Presenter: Cathy Carman
Cathy Carman uses the diary of Devon vicar to describe the scenes in a Devon village during the cholera outbreak of 1832.
Topics related to this webcast: England, Pandemics
Exploring the Migration of OUR Ancestors from Ireland
Presenter: Margaret Vines
In this presentation Margaret Vines examines the migration of people from Ireland to Australia. She considers the choices, the push and pull factors and other reasons for their decision through the eyes of her family ancestors.
Topics related to this webcast: Immigration, Ireland, Victoria
Living in the 1890s Depression Years in Victoria
Presenter: Maureen Trotter & Gayle Nicholas
In this presentation Maureen Trotter and Gayle Nicholas examine how their families lived and survived the 1890s depression years in Victoria.
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories, Victoria
Life of a squatter Port Phillip
Presenter: Martin Playne
In this presentation Martin Playne examines the lives of squatters in the early period of the Port Phillip settlement through the eyes of a squatter on the Campaspe River. He then contrasts this with the story of an ancestor who was an early settler on the Mornington Peninsula. Handout
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories, Settlers, Victoria