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Welcome to the seventh edition of Traces!
Letters to the editor • What you thought of Traces Edition 6
School kids discover stolen generations history • Students will receive greater insight into the history of Australia’s stolen generations through a new resource kit, which is now available to schools nationwide.
What’s new online? • The newest updates and additions to historical collections available online.
BROWN’S MART, DARWIN • Brown’s Mart is the oldest commercial building in Darwin’s city centre. This edition, we take a look at the architectural, historical and social significance of this modest stone structure.
The Batchelder studio: gold rush society photographers
From: ‘An Hour with a Photographer’, The Argus, Friday, 22 September 1865, page 1.
Identifying gold rush cartes de visite
Murujuga’s bid for World Heritage listing • The pursuit of World Heritage listing for ancient rock art site Murujuga, in Western Australia, highlights the significance of this incredible ancient place.
Spotlight shines on history of prisoner protests • ‘A distinct thought forms in the mind; if one is treated like an animal, what incentive is there, to behave like one? Nobody, whatever they have done, should be subjected to this sort of treatment […] insufficient sanitation, riddled with vermin, roaches and other insects.’ – Anonymous, Ad Rem (Prisoner newsletter), 1st April 1991, pg. 5
The Fiji: a firsthand shipwreck account • The Loch Ard is perhaps the most famous of more than 50 shipwrecks that occurred on Victoria’s Shipwreck Coast. While that famous 1878 wreck has been recorded in great detail, few have heard the story of the ill-fated ship the Fiji.
WE ARE WHAT WE EAT Colonial cuisine • Colonial cuisine reflects a culture straddling two identities, and demonstrates the great resourcefulness of settlers cooking in a time of limited food accessibility.
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THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON Part 2 • After its brief incarnation on Cottesloe Beach in 1928, under the leadership of the ill-fated Lionel Morris, the words ‘Luna Park’ faded almost instantly from the Western Australian vernacular. That was until John Stoneman entered the scene…
PILLINGER, TASMANIA • If you had visited busy Pillinger in 1898, you would hardly have believed the fate that was to befall the Tasmanian municipality just five years later.
The Paisley Emigration Society • Jacqui Kirkman’s Scottish ancestors were hardworking and determined, opinionated and outspoken. Her research revealed that the apple never falls far from the tree.
Researching Paisley ancestors
Ever wanted to know more about your past? • The University of Tasmania’s new course – Introduction to Family History – is designed for people interested in their own family histories or genealogy in general. Participants in the course will learn how to research family history accurately and efficiently using the growing range of online family history resources.
Compiling Torres Strait Islander genealogies • Genealogists investigating Torres Strait Islander family trees are dependent on the reliability of written as well as oral sources.
Discovering the history of your home • There are many great reasons for investigating the history of your home. Kate Hutcheson guides us through the first steps.
In it ‘for the boys: the land army of WWII’ • During World War II, more than 990,000 Australians served...