Archive for August, 2022

Nurse attending two wounded soldiers.

Hospital records for family history

August 15, 2022

Collections, Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Welcome to National Family History month! Each week of August we will publish a new family history blog to help you with your research. In this week’s blog we look at how to research your ancestor’s health by exploring historical hospital records.

Online Collection Spotlight: Proquest ebook  central: Diversity, equity and inclusion collection

Online Collection Spotlight: Proquest ebook central: Diversity, equity and inclusion collection

August 11, 2022

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights:

Do you want to learn more about cultural appropriation and its impacts?  Have you read Homer’s Odyssey and wondered ‘what about the women’s stories?’ Are you looking for histories and stories told from diverse perspectives?  If you’ve asked these or other questions about diversity, equity and inclusion, then Proquest ebook central: Diversity, equity and inclusion is the database for you!

When the boat comes in: voyages to Victoria

When the boat comes in: voyages to Victoria

August 8, 2022

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Welcome to National Family History month! Each week of August we will publish a new family history blog to help you with your research. In this week’s blog we look at how to research your ancestor’s journey to Victoria. We explore immigration records, shipboard diaries and how to track down an elusive ancestor.

Miss Anderson’s motor service

Miss Anderson’s motor service

August 5, 2022

Ask a librarian, Our stories, Victorian history:

In 1919, at just twenty years of age, Alice Anderson founded Victoria’s first all female motor garage. Her vision, as she would later tell magazine ‘Woman’s World’, was ‘to turn a trade into a profession for women.’

New Idea turns 120

New Idea turns 120

August 1, 2022

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights, Victorian history:

On 1 August 1902, a magazine called ‘New Idea’ was published for the first time. Its aim was ‘to present the newest ideas continually arising in every branch of a woman’s life and interest.’