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Hell Ship

Melbourne historian and writer Michael Veitch presents the story of his ancestor, an assistant surgeon for the ship "Ticonderoga" full of... More
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The Maddest Place on Earth

In the 19th century, Victoria had the highest rate of what was then referred to as insanity in Australia. Jill Giese’s book reveals amid… More
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Convicted

A unique history of Australia retold through the extraordinary lives of Peter Bradley's three ancestors.
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The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide

Although American in focus and examples, this is a good resource for the researcher looking to use cemeteries and their records to further… More
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My European Family

A good read for those interested in using DNA to trace their family history
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A Timeline of Australian Food

Beautifully presented, fact filled little book for the whole family! Profusely illustrated with nostalgic advertisements and heritage…
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Floating Prisons

Anne McMahon presents a very detailed account of the management of convicts in Ireland from 1823 to 1837. Prison hulks were introduced to…
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Tracing your Family History

A good starting guide but be mindful it relates particularly to a British audience
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