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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
Melbourne Land Boom
Presenter: Penny Mercer
During the 1880s the city Melbourne expanded and developed dramatically. Land prices boomed and a great number of people invested in housing developments. In the 1890s the boom collapsed leaving many insolvents. Penny Mercer looks at these times through the lens of her family. Mentions her Davies, Mercer and Harman families.
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories, Victoria
Passenger Records
Presenter: Claire Johnson
Claire Johnson describes the records available to assist you to research your ancestor’s voyage to Australia.
Topics related to this webcast: Immigration, Shipping, Victoria
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: 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: 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: Celestina Sagazio
Dr Sagazio discusses the Old Melbourne Cemetery and the movement and reinterment of graves due to the expansion of the Queen Victoria Market.
Topics related to this webcast: Victoria, Cemeteries
Presenter: Pat Hopkins & Wendy Cooksey
This presentation outlines the activities of the Wodonga Family History Society and how, with their resources and experience, they are able to assist individuals to trace their family history in the area. They have extensive holding of records relating to north-eastern Victoria.
Topics related to this webcast: Genealogy-and-History-Societies, Victoria
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Dr Carl Villis of the National Gallery of Victoria outlines about journey of discovery that led to the reattribution of the NGV’s 16th century portrait of Lucrezia Borgia.
Topics related to this webcast: Dating-Paintings, Victoria