Saturday, September 21, 2013

Inside History magazine

Inside History magazine is for people passionate about Australian and New Zealand genealogy, history and heritage. The Sep-Oct 2013 edition (issue 18) has arrived.
Journeys through the past: Inside History’s September-October issue, the transport edition, has landed! From carriages to railway, lighthouses to paddle steamers, we look at how your ancestors moved around.
  • Margaret Simpson, from the Powerhouse Museum Sydney, guides us through the history of carriage transport, from horses to bullocks, buggies to wagons
  • Meander along the Murray-Darling and explore the paddle steamers of yesteryear
  • Read about our iconic lighthouses from the Bass Strait to Rottnest Island
  • Meet two young heroines from the 19th century whose dramatic shipwreck rescues saved lives and made headlines around the world
  • Return to the Parramatta Female Factory to discover its link to convict architect Francis Greenway and Australia’s first female riot
  • Mark Tedeschi reveals how a chance encounter with a Sydney tram driver in 1941 secured his grandfather’s release from a World War II internment camp
  • Learn about the French teenagers planning their journey down under for a multimedia project to commemorate the Anzac diggers at Vignacourt
  • Hear about the musical legacy of a renowned West Australian cellist who, in 1925, eschewed the opportunity to play with Europe’s finest orchestras to teach music at a small regional school
  • Plus, the new online resource profiling Sydney’s aldermen and councillors
  • William Hall’s photographic journey along the Hawkesbury River
  • The Benevolent Society’s call-out for descendants of the Society’s five founders
  • Photo-dating expert Margot Riley’s examination of a photograph with a legendary family history
  • The Coalfields Heritage Group’s new projects to showcase the Hunter Valley’s mining history
  • The State Library of Queensland’s Australian South Sea Islanders project