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RAHS/WEA Workshop – Getting to Know the Australian Joint Copying Project
November 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm$32 – $35
This event is in partnership with WEA Sydney
The aim of the Australian Joint Copying Project, which began in 1948, was to microfilm records from The National Archives (UK), County Record Offices and personal archives and manuscripts collections in the UK relating to Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere in the Pacific. When the project concluded in 1997, there were 10,419 reels of microfilm. The National Library of Australia has now digitised this collection and has made it available on Trove. Christine Yeats will explain how to make the best use of this invaluable resource for all areas of historical research, with special focus on family history and biographical research.
About the speaker: Christine Yeats is the President of the Royal Australian Historical Society, President of the National Council of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia (ISAA) and the Chair of the NSW Chapter of ISAA. In addition, Christine convenes the Assessment Committee of The UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register. An archivist by profession, Christine is a researcher and professional historian with a particular interest in Australia’s colonial history. Her current research projects include Australia’s Romani, colonial women silk growers and the botanist Sarah Hynes. Christine has contributed to a wide range of publications; spoken at national and international conferences and presents talks and workshops for local and family history groups across NSW.BUY TICKETS