Jun 20, 2011
The latest edition of Ancestor focuses on the Pepper family of Gippsland. The article is the result of research by Simon Flagg that he started in 2004 when he was the joint reference officer for PROV and NAA. Both PROV and NAA have a large amount of records directly relating to Victorian Aboriginal people. His initial research started with the Koorie Index of Names (KIN). The result of his work is the touring exhibition 'Footprints: an exhibition about Lucy & Percy Pepper', recently completed by the Public Records Office Victoria about an Aboriginal Victorian family. The book 'Footprints: the journey of Lucy and Percy Pepper' is available from the Moonee Valley Library Service. This exhibition will be touring in 2011 to Eastern Regional Libraries (Healesville and Lilydale) 6th September-30th October, 2011.
Jun 10, 2011
A new First World War based website has been launched by the National Archives of Australia. The site allows you to search for details of Australian service personnel who served in the conflict, with some 375,000 service records freely available to search, and also allows you to contribute your own photographs and to leave a tribute to any ancestors who may have served. Registration is required.