Thursday, July 2, 2015

Inside History Magazine May-June 2015

Inside History Magazine May-June 2015
  • Our expert guide to finding and using parish maps and land records
  • Our chat with Sir Tony Robinson on his Tour of Duty discovering Australia’s hidden wartime stories
  • 95 new online genealogy resources to help grow your family tree
  • The world of the English workhouse, beyond Dickensian stereotypes
  • The iconic Tea and Sugar train of yesteryear and its cross-country rides across the Nullarbor
  • How to use asylum records and access even those closed to the public
  • Our pick of the top 5 historical walks around Australia
  • The mammoth project to document our surviving World War II veterans
  • Where to find the newly digitised collections of 14 leading museums from around Australia
  • How you can help map the past with geo-referencing projects underway
  • Why Victoria’s education system is historically significant
  • Restored High Street Maitland property to become new hair salon

    From the Maitland Mercury report:
    The purchase of one of Maitland’s most prominent commercial properties in High Street’s west end represents a big investment for one person and could signal a positive trend.
    Tracy Johnson settled on 513 High Street seven weeks ago and will soon open the doors to a hair salon.
    Many of the building’s original features, including exposed brickwork, polished hardwood floors and an operational fireplace, have been kept.

    Full article available at Maitland Mercury, June 30, 2015.

    Maitland and District Historical Society guest speaker : Elizabeth Matt, Greta Migrant Camp

    Maitland and District Historical Society next guest speaker for July will be Elizabeth Matt from Greta, she will be speaking about her experiences as a child at the former Greta Migrant Camp and her adjustment to life after it closed.
    Elizabeth has a series of projection images to show and a number of photos printed to pass around, to show us just what it was like at the camp.
    She was recently featured in the weekend magazine of the Maitland Mercury.
    Tuesday 7th July
    3 Cathedral Street, Maitland

    Trove's latest newspapers

    The National Library of Australia is pleased to announce that the following newspapers, digitised by the National Library through the Australian Newspaper Plan program, have been recently added to Digitised newspapers and more on Trove.

    The Armidale Chronicle (NSW : 1894 - 1929)
    The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (NSW : 1856 - 1861; 1863 - 1889; 1891 -1954)
    Blackheath Beacon (Katoomba, NSW : 1930 - 1931)
    The Blackheath Bulletin (Katoomba, NSW : 1929 - 1931)
    The Blue Mountain Star (Katoomba, NSW : 1929 - 1931)
    The Blue Mountains Advertiser (Katoomba, NSW : 1940 - 1954)
    Blue Mountains Daily (Katoomba, NSW : 1939)
    Blue Mountains Gazette (Katoomba, NSW : 1903 - 1904)
    The Blue Mountains Times (Katoomba, NSW : 1931 - 1937)
    The Chronicle (Katoomba, NSW : 1929)
    Coffs Harbour Advocate (NSW : 1907 - 1942; 1946 - 1954)
    Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954)
    The Hospital Saturday News (Katoomba, NSW : 1930)
    The Independent (Katoomba, NSW : 1930 - 1931)
    The Inverell Times (NSW : 1899 - 1954)
    The Katoomba Daily (NSW : 1920 - 1939)
    Katoomba Times (NSW : 1889 - 1894)
    Manilla Express (NSW : 1899 - 1954)
    The Mountain Daily (Katoomba, NSW : 1919 - 1920)
    The Mountaineer (Katoomba, NSW : 1894 - 1908)
    Tweed Daily (Murwillumbah, NSW : 1914 - 1949)
    The Uralla News (NSW : 1904 - 1907)
    The Walcha News (NSW : 1932 - 1935)

    Exhibition reveals religious tensions in Maitland's past

    From the Maitland Mercury report:
    Back in the 1800s the ­opposite sides of Free Church Street, Maitland, were anything but ­harmonious.
    With the Catholics on one side and the Presbyterians on the other, the small street was fraught with religious tension.
    Until March 1860, when all hell broke loose in what is known as the religious riot of Maitland.
    “The minister was bashed, his brother was bashed and a few days later the Catholics stoned all the buildings in High Street that belonged to the Presbyterians,” Maitland Regional Museum committee member Janece McDonald said.

    Full article available at Maitland Mercury, June 30, 2015.

    Search for history of family’s Narang Street home, East Maitland

    From the Maitland Mercury report:
    Three years ago Terry and Bec Knight fell in love with a piece of Maitland’s history transforming the house into a city showpiece.
    With the hard renovation yards almost complete, the couple and their three children have taken to social media to learn more about the ­mystery house they believe has a real story to tell.
    No. 67 Narang Street, East Maitland was dilapidated, parts of the building falling down around their ears, almost ready for the scrap heap. To date, the family has learnt that the two-storey house was built in the early 1890s.

    Full article available at Maitland Mercury, June 21, 2015.

    National Trust of Australia NSW : Thumbs down for new kiosk in Maitland - The Levee

    From the Maitland Mercury report:
    The Levee’s new kiosk is the type of “visual disorder” that the National Trust of Australia warned against in Maitland three decades ago, a Sydney-based heritage expert says.National Trust of Australia NSW Advocacy Director Graham Quint told the Mercury that the kiosk appeared unsympathetic to High Street’s surrounding historic streetscape.

    Full article available at Maitland Mercury, June 18, 2015.