‘Truganini’, by Cassandra Pybus, tells the haunting story of the extraordinary Aboriginal woman behind the myth of ’the last Tasmanian Aborigine’
Dr Nathan Wise Associate Professor in Public and Applied History University of New England At UNE, teaching commences in this first week of March for our Trimester One units. In our foundation history unit, HINQ100: What is History?, there is a remarkable blend of students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. There is the typically large group of … Read on
More than 200 years old and a site of exceptional significance, this fascinating building holds the key to understanding the convict origins of colonial Australia, its impact on Aboriginal nations, and the shelter and care of immigrant and destitute women.
Traces spoke with Ancestry.com for some expert tips on family history research. Here is their best advice: Talk to your relatives: It seems simple, but you might be surprised by how much information your grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles might have that they’ve never shared, only because they were never asked. Ask them what they … Read on
At 9.27 pm on Sunday 27 January, a star-crossed bulk iron ore carrier, the Lake Illawarra, struck Hobart’s Tasman Bridge, knocking over two of its concrete pylons along with 127 metres of road that they had supported. The incident The consequences were devastating and immediate: five people in cars plummeted to their deaths in the … Read on