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Through the Surgeon’s Eye
Presenter: Colleen Arulappu
In this presentation Colleen describes the illnesses and treatments encountered by convicts during their transportation to Australia. She draws on the many surviving journal kept by the Surgeons assigned to the transport ships.
Topics related to this webcast: Convicts, Shipping, Surgeons
Exploring Victorian State Education Records
Presenter: Cheryl Griffin
Public Record Office of Victoria holds a large number of records sets that relate to the Education system in Victoria. In this talk Cheryl Griffin talks about those resources and how they can be used to research teachers and schools. Educational Records Handout
Topics related to this webcast: Education, Victoria
Presenter: Cherilyn Tillman
Cherilyn Tillman provides a brief history of tuberculosis and talks about the impact of the disease on her family in the 19th and 20th centuries. Tuberculosis handout (pdf)
Topics related to this webcast: England, Pandemics
Presenter: Jane Vanderstoel
In this presentation Jane Vanderstoel discusses her research of her families that resided in Maldon for many generations. Discusses the Maddocks, Stevenson, Langsford families.
Topics related to this webcast: Maldon, Victoria
Presenter: Cathy Carman
In this presentation Cathy Carman explores the rise of Chartism and reform in England during the 19th century with special reference to the South West Counties.
Topics related to this webcast: Chartism, England
Presenter: Patrick Ferry
Patrick Ferry, the Victorian State Manager of the National Archives of Australia, provides a very interesting and engaging overview of records that will assist family history researchers and how to find them in the NAA catalogue.
Topics related to this webcast: National-Archives-Australia, Victoria
Presenter: Patrick Ferry
Patrick Ferry, the Victorian State Manager of the National Archives of Australia, provides a very interesting and engaging overview of records that will assist family history researchers and how to find them in the NAA catalogue.
Topics related to this webcast: National-Archives-Australia, Victoria
Presenter: Terry Young
Terry Young provides and overview of Chinese Australian Family History of Victoria (CAFHOV) CEDT Index website, how to search it and the visualisations created using the Index data.
Topics related to this webcast: Chinese-Australians, Genealogy-and-History-Societies, Victoria
Presenter: Richard Broome
In this presentation Dr Broome discusses the interactions between the Indigenous inhabitants, who had been in Australia for upward of 60 thousand years, and the early European.
Topics related to this webcast: Aboriginal-Australians, Victoria
Presenter: David Down
More and more historical census records from around the world are available online. These records provide valuable information about your ancestors, the places they lived and worked and provide insights into historical social conditions. This presentation explores where records may be located and provides tips to assist you to extract information to guide your research.  Handout  
Topics related to this webcast: Maps, Research-Methodology
Presenter: Kristy Love
Margaret and Annie O’Connor were second-generation Irish-Australians who lived in Waterloo, New South Wales, over a century ago. Scorned by the judiciary as ‘most undesirable’ women, Margaret and Annie’s so-called legal and moral ‘crimes’ included smoking opium, drunkenness, swearing, being tattooed, doing sex-work, and consorting with Chinese men. This presentation offers insights into the lives of women who, like Margaret and Annie, were criminalised by poverty, and of new ways to write about them.
Topics related to this webcast: New-South-Wales, Women
Presenter: Carmel McEvey
Carmel McEvey’s presentation details the study of a diary written by an Irishwoman from County Tipperary during the 1860s. Her diary offers a significant insight into the role of women during the mid-Victorian era and it illustrates the importance and context of place for family historians when undertaking research.
Topics related to this webcast: Ireland, Women