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Encounters with the Immigrants’ Home – part 2

This is Part 2 of our blog post by guest author, Helen Morgan, for National Family History Month.
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Encounters with the Immigrants’ Home – part 1

For National Family History Month, we are publishing a blog post (in two parts) by Helen Morgan, Senior Research Fellow at the eScholarship Research Centre.
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Roots

tn_Richard-Rose-tree.png On Monday 18 July 2016, the University of Melbourne hosted a workshop related to ‘Routes to the Past’, a project exploring possibilities for new collaborative approaches to working with Care Leavers, supporting them through the processes of accessing records, discovering their family history and coming to terms with a past in institutional ‘care’.
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Family Storytelling

Sally Sara's story includes excerpts from files at State Records of South Australia. We all know how beneficial reading to children is. Studies also tell us that family storytelling – reminiscences about our own childhood, family stories going back through the generations – is linked to a range of benefits, beyond literacy and communication skills.
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Fractured Families

tn_fractured-families Our readers might be interested in a book by Tanya Evans – Fractured Families: life on the margins in colonial New South Wales (2015, UNSW Press). Launched last week at the State Library of New South Wales, the book draws on the archives of The Benevolent Society (founded in 1813) to tell the stories of the ‘ordinary as well as the extraordinary’ people who lived and worked in colonial Sydney.
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