Week one is inspired by Ruth Park's classic novel Poor Man's Orange published in 1949. The novel continues the story of the Darcy family of Sydney with various themes of family, poverty and hardship in the mid twentieth century. Recognised as a classic, this book would probably resonate with many Australian family history researchers wanting to connect with the times in which their ancestor lived.
The books in the trilogy include:
Read some community reviews on Goodreads, but we would love to see you post a comment here on the YPRL website if you choose to read one of Ruth Park's novels.
If you have family history in NSW and want some leads on where to look next, check out this brand new guide for researching your family history in NSW.
What is your NSW family story? Are there any novels you would recommend a family history researcher should read?