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Central Coast Regional Seminar – Tickets

Theme: Beyond the Digital Horizon: Trove, Libraries and Archives

Event Date & Time: Saturday, 2 Mar. 2024 @ 10 am – 3.30 pm

Event Location: Gosford City Lions Community Hall. Russel Drysdale St, East Gosford NSW 2250.

Cost: $20

Event Description:

Christine Yeats and Carol Liston will consider ways to research ‘beyond the digital horizon’. Christine will offer tips and advice for making the best use of Trove and discuss researching passenger arrivals to the Australian colonies using the NSW State Archives Collection and the National Archives of Australia. In a talk titled ‘It’s not all online’, Carol will use examples from the State Library of NSW and NSW State Archives Collection to outline the benefits of visiting 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.


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 RAHS Events Committee convenor. Christine also convenes the Assessment Sub-Committee UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Committee.


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