Goulburn Regional Seminar – Researching the History of Your House

Riversdale, a pioneer Georgian style residence dating from around 1840 [Source: WikiMedia Commons].

The Royal Australian Historical Society is staging one of its popular regional seminars in conjunction with Our Living History Festival and NSW State Archives. It will appeal to anyone who wishes to learn more about historical records relating to their house and property.

As RAHS President Christine Yeats explains, ‘you don’t have to be an expert to come to the seminar – you just need to be interested in the people and place from the past’. Christine will be discussing search strategies using the new Historical Land Records Viewer (HLRV) website to help delve into the story of your home and discover how it is a piece of living history.

Emily Hanna (NSW State Archives) will highlight the records in the State Archives Collection that can simplify your historical house and property research: ‘researching historical house and property records can be complex and confusing, but when you know where to look it can also be very rewarding’.

Fran O’Flynn (Local Studies Officer, Goulburn-Mulwaree Library) will provide a session on local resources.

The seminar also includes a tour of the historic Riversdale house and gardens. Built in the late 1830s, Riversdale is ‘a fine example of a Colonial Georgian home surrounded by splendid gardens‘.

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When: Monday 16 March 2020, 10.30am – 3pm
Where: Riversdale Homestead, 2 Twynam Drive, Goulburn NSW
Cost: $20 (incl. lunch and tour)

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