Family History Month

4th Aug 2022 - 23rd Aug 2022

Goulburn Mulwaree Library, 184-194 Bourke Street, Goulburn, NSW, 2580

Contact Details
Goulburn Mulwaree Library
[email protected]
(02) 4823 4435

What's New in the State Archives of NSW
Thursday 4 August, 12.30-1.30pm
Kicking off celebrations for National Family History Month in August, come along and hear from Wendy Gallagher from the State Archives of NSW. Find out what’s new in the state archives collections. Learn about the amazing resources available for family historians and historical researchers alike, and find out how to use their collection search and online indexes to find these hidden treasures.
Free – bookings essential and can be made here.

Searching for Little Dorrit - Discoveries from London to NSW
Tuesday 9 August, 12.30-1.30pm
Join Ruth Graham, CEO of the Society of Australian Genealogists. Ruth will provide an insight into researching UK-based ancestors through the discovery of her London heritage and their journey to New South Wales. This session will include instruction on how to navigate contemporary and historical map sources; house histories; the Charles Booth poverty map; business directories; census records; Victorian era research sites; migration records; and attempting to look for a Dickens link on the former site of the Marshalsea prison!
Free – bookings essential and can be made here.

House and Building History Research
Tuesday 16 August, 12.30-1.30pm
Do you live in a house that's had previous owners? Have you ever wondered when your house was built? Maybe there are stories behind the building you work in? Goulburn has such a rich and diverse architectural history, from workman’s cottages, to houses designed by well known architects, as well as hotels, cathedrals, and government buildings. Join Queanbeyan Palerang Local Studies Librarian, Brigid Whitbread, and Goulburn Local Studies Team Member, Peta Luck, as they explore the resources available to house history researchers and share some personal stories along the way.
Free – bookings essential and can be made here.

Book a Librarian
Monday 22-Wednesday 31 August
Make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with our friendly Local Studies staff, here in the Library. We can help you get started with your family research, guide you in the right direction, and provide suggestions for where to search next. Make an appointment with one of our experts and take your research to the next level.
Free – bookings essential and can be made here.

Catherine Bishop and Richard White Author Talks
Tuesday 23 August, 1.30-3pm
Join historians Catherine Bishop and Richard White for an entertaining afternoon of unexpected history. Catherine will be talking about her latest book, Too Much Cabbage and Jesus Christ: Australia's Mission Girl Annie Lock - the remarkable life of a controversial woman. This is a girl’s own adventure story but entangled in some of the most difficult aspects of Australia’s history. Richard will introduce his new edition of Symbols of Australia: Imagining a Nation. Australia’s national symbols are constantly changing but it is surprising how slippery they have proved in the last decade or so. In this talk Richard will survey Australia’s symbols from the Akubra to the wattle, but will focus on those changing the most.
Free – bookings essential and can be made here.

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