Mar 11, 2011

New Family and History Books @ Moonee Valley Library Service

Saltwater in the ink: voices from the Australian seas by Lucy Sussex. This is a collection of letters from English and Scottish travellers voyaging from Northern Europe to Australia in the 1800's. These letters bring alive their everyday experiences during a journey which took 70-100 days on clipper ships; and later on steam-powered vessels less than two months.


Social Media for Family Historians by Carole Riley This book is for anyone interested in learning more about social media and how to use this new media when researching your family history. Carol Riley explains what is social media, discusses the advantage and disadvantages, why use it and lots more.




Women of the diggings, Ballarat 1854 by Dorothy Wickham. The first detailed account of the lives and roles of women on the Victorian Goldfields. The books is presented in two parts. The first part comprises 10 chapters of detailed accounts of women on the Victorian goldfields. Part 2 lists around 1,500 biographies of women who were associated with Ballarat in 1854.
Illness in Colonial Australia by F.B. Smith. A well researched book on the impact of age-old illnesses of the early settlers of Australia.

Illness in Colonial Australia by F.B. Smith. A well researched book on illness that affected the early settlers of Australia.

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