Friday, February 16, 2018

Exploring family & local history - Adelaide 2018

English family history research - researching a health history
pandemic influenza in Australia in 1918-19 with a South Australian focus
DNA - military - German - adoption & foster records
historical gems from the streets of Adelaide
getting the most out of your photos - genealogy software … and more

This two-day Exploring family & local history seminar is part of South Australia's History Festival 2018, a month-long program of over 600 events – tours, talks, walks, exhibitions, concerts – about all kinds of history.


  • 18 May 2018 9:00am - 19 May 2018 4:45pm


  • City Mazda Stadium (West Adelaide Football Club) 57 Milner Road
  • Richmond
  • South Australia

Other Information

  • Cost: $87 for both days, $57 for one day


New website for Maitland City Library

We’re giving you more seamless access to Maitland City Library’s services, programs and collections through our new website, launched at
Visit us online, borrow from our expanding collection of up-to-date- digital magazines, eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics or stream from our amazing online music and film collections.
We’d love to hear your feedback and comments on the new website.  Please email us at

Seminar: Caring for Local Community Archives


in conjunction with the


will hold a


Presented by Senior R.A.H.S. Vice President

Christine Yeats


    Church Street, Maitland on Wednesday 28 February 2018

    10.30 am ~ 2.30 pm

    Cost: $20  Student/Pens: $15

    A light lunch is included  Bookings by 20 February 2018

    P: Val Rudkin 0417 461 602  E:

More information at:

Maitland council is calling for public input on a plan to introduce open museums

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Imagine a museum where you could drive around to look at the exhibits or walking through heritage buildings that are not usually open to the public.
These could come to fruition if Maitland City Council’s Open Museums, Open Minds, concepts gets off the ground.
But first, council needs your help.
The call has gone out for public input and feedback around options for museum experiences in Maitland.
Maitland Your Say , on council’s website, first unveiled the idea for open museums last year.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, February 11 2018.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Grossmann House will hold an open day on Sunday with a gentleman's theme

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Grossmann House will hold its annual open day this Sunday (10am to 3pm), taking on a manly theme.
For the first time in several years the textile display has been changed. A much admired,  magnificent burgundy court dress, has been painstakingly packed away and in its place is a gentleman’s theme.
Friends of Grossmann House member Holly McNamee said the change of costume is a huge task. “We’re dealing with very old, used clothing,” she said. The clothes taken down are packed away carefully in special storage boxes.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, February 6 2018.

Exhibition pays tribute to suffragettes - National Library of Australia

During her stay in England in 1913, Bessie Rischbieth found herself fascinated by the charisma of suffragettes and their militant actions. She was so inspired that she spent much of her life collecting memorabilia of the movement, building a collection of photographs, pamphlets, newspaper cuttings, suffrage periodicals, postcards and correspondence. These items are all testimony to the suffragettes’ strength and creativity in the long and arduous path to equal voting rights for women.
Highlights from this inspiring collection are the subject of a new Collection-in-Focus exhibition at the Library. Deeds Not Words opens on Tuesday 6 February.
Find out more in this blog post by curator Dr BĂ©atrice Bijon.

Historic Maps of Newcastle and the Hunter Region

To access historic maps and plans of Newcastle and the Hunter Region, click on the following links.
Hunter Living Histories Mapping and Plans Category Posts
Digitised Maps and Plans on the UONCC Flickr site “Map Treasures”:
Or search “map” or “plan” on our UONCC flickr site.
Or search “map” on our Living Histories @ UON Digital Platform
Or search “map” across all our archival listings and online content.