Jan 6, 2016

Breaking the holiday boredom

So Christmas and New Years are finished and you're looking for something to fill in the rest of the Summer break.

Well why not discover more about the history of Melbourne by visiting the Old Treasury Building on Spring Street. With free entry and a number of great exhibitions, including the history of Soldier Settlers in Victoria during the Inter-War years this is a great day out for any history buff. For more information and to see what else they have running, click here.

If you can't make it out but are still interested in learning some interesting facts, don't worry! The National Archives of Australia have released the Cabinet documents for the 1990-1991 year, so to hear what you can now search as well as about previous years, click here.

Finally for those Family History buffs who are using this downtime to work on their family trees, if you've hit a roadblock on some areas have a look at what the National Archives of Australia have to help you find what you're looking for. They have a range of papers and podcasts to help those who have curly questions. To find out more click here.

So don't despair, there is always something to uncover with history these holidays. If you have any great ideas about things people can learn about this summer, leave a comment below.
Group in front of beach box in Brighton, circa 1930's. Sourced from Museums Victoria Collections: http://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/1688835 

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