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Australian treasures: the National Archives of Australia and Trove

When: Saturday, 1 February 2020 - 9 am - 12.30 pm

Where: Queensland Baptists Conference Centre, 53 Prospect Road, Gaythorne

Cost: $25.00 members (QFHS and GSQ) and $40.00 non-members (includes morning tea)

Australian treasures: the National Archives of Australia and Trove

Presenter/s: Cara Downes and Sue Reid

Australian treasures: the National Archives of Australia and Trove

Discover the National Archives - Cara Downes - Join Cara Downes as she provides an overview of the National Archives’ collection in Queensland and shows you how the records can assist you with your family history research. Cara will showcase the immigration and defence collections and also demonstrate using the online database RecordSearch and other online resources of the National Archives. 

Trove Digitised Newspapers - Sue Reid - As the name suggests, our digitised newspapers, available through the National Library of Australia, are a treasure trove of information. You can find birth, death and marriage notices, articles about your family, gossip, advertisements, and much, much more.

Trove: but wait, there's more Sue Reid - We can make use of Trove newspapers and the other features on the Trove website to learn more about our families. Learn some search tips for Trove newspapers and learn about some of the other aspects of Trove.

Our Speakers

Cara Downes is an archivist who has worked for the National Archives of Australia for fifteen years.  Cara has had extensive archives experience both in Australia and the United Kingdom where she worked for the Oxford University Archives.  Read more>>>

 Sue Reid's family history journey was inspired when a cousin gave her a copy of a diary written by an ancestor who was a missionary in Russia in the early nineteenth century. Read more>>>


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