Boy convicts, the Myall Creek massacre, the charming tale of a wartime bugler, what to do when the historical record gets it wrong, and much more! Issue 22 of Inside History combines entertain-ing historic stories, practical family history tips, and hard-hitting accounts of Australian history’s darkest episodes. Myall Creek 176 years on: what secrets are still hidden about this significant yet horrific event? In-side History regular Mark Tedeschi, Senior Crown Prosecutor for New South Wales, re-examines the genocidal Myall Creek massacre of Indigenous people in 1838 in this first instalment of a two-part series. One of the most violent atrocities to ever mar the colonial frontier, find out what really happened at Myall Creek - and which perpetrator got away with murder. An unsettling yet vital read.
Facing another dark yet crucial chapter in Australian history, discover the little-known stories of child convicts sent to Australia. Best-selling author Stephen Orr investigates the experiences of convict boys in the early 1800s and reveals why Point Puer Boys’ Prison was known as ‘a junior Port Arthur’. Next, Inside History takes on the challenge of faulty records: what to do when you come across an historical record that is factually incorrect? Learn how to go about correcting official records and do your bit for posterity in our touching story of one researcher’s mission to restore her ancestor to his rightful place in history.
Meet the proud descendants of record-breaking cyclist Eddie Reichenbach and hear how they are commemorating the century of his cross-country ride from Adelaide to Darwin. We also take a walk on the wild side, following in the footsteps of a lesser-known explorer on his 1848 trek to Cape York.
Then, join us as we tour the Western Front of 1916 through the eyes of a World War One soldier, bearing witness to the wartime experiences recounted in his own, at times heartbreaking, diary. Jenny Norberry, one of the curators of the Australian War Memorial's ANZAC Voices exhibition tells his story.
Plus, read the tale of an Aussie bugler whose calls and coo-ees sounded through both world wars.
Take your own family history further with Shauna Hicks’s expert guide to the Lutheran archives, and find out what the Australian Dress Register can unveil about your ancestors’ past as represen-tatives from the Powerhouse Museum field reader questions on historical dress.
Then, famous genealogist Joshua Taylor gives the scoop on the worldwide campaign underway to digitise society journals and newsletters from all around the world. Find out how you can utilise this international resource - and how you can help!
Plus, we look at how an 1820s map of Launceston has been brought into the 21st century and learn about findmypast’s ambitious upcoming campaign. Inside History also ventures behind the scenes of History SA to find out what’s in store for the country’s largest community history festival, About Time. Not to mention our regular round-up of the latest and greatest online records from around the world!
Commemorate, confront and uncover the past - from unknown secrets to significant milestones, tragedies and triumphs alike - in the latest issue of Inside History.
Also in this edition:
- Delve into religious heritage: we tour Australia’s oldest European church, Ebenezer church
- Discover the oldest synagogue and mosque in the country
- Find out which staple Sydney microfiche resource has just been digitised!
- Learn about the latest Australian museum to open its doors
- Top reviews of the latest apps and books to check out
- Win one of five box sets of 10 special edition World War One Penguin books
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