2024 Central Coast Regional Seminar

Beyond the Digital Horizon: Trove, Libraries and Archives

Saturday, 2 March 2024, 10 am to 3.30 pm

Gosford City Lions Community Hall, East Gosford

The RAHS is pleased to share that we will be returning to Gosford in March to stage another regional seminar with the Central Coast Family History Society. Last year’s seminar was such a success, we just had to go back with a new program. The focus of the 2024 seminar will be ways to research ‘beyond the digital horizon’.

Christine Yeats will discuss researching passenger arrivals to the Australian colonies using the NSW State Archives Collection and the National Archives of Australia. Christine will also talk about making the best use of Trove for your historical research and offer tips and advice.

In a presentation titled ‘It’s not all online!’, Carol Liston will use examples from the State Library of NSW and NSW State Archives Collection to outline the benefits of stepping away from the computer and returning to the archive and library. Carol will also take participants on a ‘tour’ of the RAHS Library and discuss what makes this collection so special for local and community history.

We would like to thank Create NSW for their ongoing support for our Regional and Western Sydney Seminars Program.


About the speakers:

Adjunct Associate Professor Carol Liston AO is an Australian historian who specialises in the history of early NSW (1788–1860). Her particular interest is the colonial development of the County of Cumberland (Greater Western Sydney), using land records, family history and surviving buildings to document the past.

Christine Yeats is an archivist and historical researcher. Christine’s research interests include the silk industry in Australia and Romani migration and settlement. She is President of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies, RAHS Senior Vice President and Events Committee convenor. Christine also convenes the Assessment Sub-Committee UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Committee.

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The RAHS Regional Seminars Program is supported by grant funding from Create NSW. The aim of the program is to promote the study, writing and dissemination of Australian history. It aims to develop historical expertise in the community that will support history and heritage projects.

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