Friday, February 20, 2009

National Archives of Australia

National Archives of Australia

Public events - National Archives of Australia:
"Shake your family tree at the National Archives"

On 25 February 2009, between 10.00am and 4.00pm, join us across the country as we shake your family tree! It's a great opportunity to begin your family history journey with the National Archives.

In capital cities around the nation, head to your local National Archives office. There you can talk to family history experts, conservators and our friendly staff about family history records and resources. Book into one of our seminars and find out how easy it can be to start uncovering your own unique story.

This nationwide event will be launched by Senator Kate Lundy in Canberra. You can find out more about the program of events at each office:

You might also like to have a look at some of the things the National Archives offers for family historians.

Due to Shake Your Family Tree commitments usual Reading Room services will be limited on Wednesday 25 February. Original records will not be available for viewing on this day, however, reference staff will be available to assist with your family history inquiries.

Visit Gallipoli | The Anzacs | Australians in war | World War 1: "Included here are official and unofficial visual records of the Gallipoli campaign, including a selection of interactive timelines to assist in quickly locating information and perspectives on significant dates. Read about the role of the nurses at Gallipoli in 1915 and the conditions in which they worked. The Victoria Cross, the highest award for bravery in battle in the old British Empire and Dominions, was awarded to eleven soldiers in the Anzac area of Gallipoli. Discover how these men earned the VC for their extraordinary acts of courage."

Visit Gallipoli | Australians at Gallipoli and at War - Overview: "The timeline Australians at Gallipoli and at War enables you to quickly locate information and perspectives on significant dates in the history of Australian warfare, including 100 important events at Gallipoli, the role of the Australians in the Gallipoli campaign as well as Australia's involvement in war from 1901 to 2000 including World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam through to the recent involvement in East Timor."


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