State Library Victoria hosts its 14th annual Family History Feast during National Family History Month in August. This year, the ever-popular program turns to the subject of researching maps and land records.
Enjoy free information sessions on a range of subjects based on this year’s theme, and learn how Victorian government agencies can help family historians.
Also hear Dr Charles Fahey deliver this year’s Don Grant Memorial Lecture, organised by the Victorian Association of Family History Organisations (VAFHO).
If you were unable to be at Family History Feast in person this year, watch Family History Feast sessions on the State Library website.
Kate Torney, Chief Executive Officer, State Library Victoria
Exploring Koorie history and genealogy
John Patten, Manager Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Museums Victoria
Overview of Public Record Office Victoria land records
Charlie Farrugia, Senior Collections Advisor, Public Record Office Victoria
Care and preservation of your family history collection
Conservation staff, State Library Victoria
Farmland and manor houses to air fields and hospitals: military property acquisition during WWII
Terrie Page, Assistant Director Access and Communication, Victorian State Office, National Archives of Australia
From cattle yards to war workers: the plan collection of Bendigo Regional Archives Centre
Dr Michele Matthews, Archives Officer, Bendigo Regional Archives Centre
Family history on the map
Sarah Ryan, Coordinator Map Collection, State Library Victoria
2017 Don Grant Memorial Lecture – Families and land: land settlement and the role of families, Victoria 1870–1940
Dr Charles Fahey, Convener History Program, Department of Archaeology and History, La Trobe University
Introduced by Jan Parker, President, Victorian Association of Family History Organisations (VAFHO)