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Welcome to the ninth edition of Traces!
Letters to the editor • What you thought of Traces Edition 8
What’s new online? • The newest updates and additions to historical collections available online.
HOBART’S TASMANIAN CLUB • Hobart’s Tasmanian Club, on Macquarie Street, occupies one of the city’s many colonial architectural gems – a grand Georgian-style sandstone building once occupied by a bank. This edition, we take a look at the building’s past and present, and its role in Australia’s banking story.
Recapturing Port Arthur • Landscapes of Production and Punishment is a major cross-institutional archaeology and history research project exploring the products and processes of convict labour on the Tasman Peninsula. Dr Richard Tuffin (University of New England) is a research fellow on the project.
Australia’s Byzantine trophy of war Part 2 • As Australians know all too well, many of the boys and men who served in ‘The Great War for Civilisation’ returned home shattered and pallid versions of their pre-war selves. The Shellal Mosaic suffered a similar fate. In this second and final part of the series, Timothy Carnovale continues his cultural autopsy on this priceless relic of ecclesiastical art.
World heritage and the future
What do you want to be after the war? • Exploring the records of the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme.
Music lessons • Within a tower of yellowed receipts on a spike file at Rouse Hill House & Farm are illuminating details of the musical education of sisters Nina and Kathleen Rouse.
Violent times in colonial Yass
Tracing the lives of early Chinese families in colonial Australia
Elizabeth Morris • solving the mystery of a woman lost in time
Writing a non-boring family history • Recently, ‘family history’ surpassed stamp-collecting as the most popular hobby internationally. Author Hazel Edwards tells us how to turn family history into fascinating writing.
‘Yes, we have no bananas’ and other vintage catchphrases • According to Hartley Carrick in the John O’London’s Weekly , ‘The necessary qualifications for a popular catchphrase would seem to be Simplicity and Stupidity…’ Here are some peculiar catchphrases that once captured the imagination.
Stands England She Did?
Finding Australia’s missing soldiers • Amateur historian Lambis Englezos made it his mission to find and commemorate hundreds of missing Australian soldiers in Fromelles.
Family secrets crawl from the silence
CRANKY BELLA Melbourne’s greatest pickpocket
Ghost towns of the Central Goldfields • Fuelled by stories of extraordinary wealth following discoveries of gold in 1851, gold-hungry prospectors poured into Victoria from more than 20 countries around the world, and towns sprang up across the colony overnight.
Beneath the rust • Across Australia, there are thousands of enthusiasts collecting, restoring, and preserving original agricultural machinery and equipment that would otherwise go to scrap.
What’s that thingamajig? • Answer: A printing press
Comings and goings in my goldfields house • A tricky maze of property and genealogical data surrounds the stories of historic houses. Research hazards include illegible records, transcription errors, dead ends and imaginary events made up by those who cannot resist ‘joining the dots’.