Articles by: Melanie Ngo

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Online Collection Spotlight: Archives of Sexuality and Gender 

September 23, 2022

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights:

Attitudes to gender, sex, and sexuality have come a long way, and this database houses material that covers historical changes and related social movements. The oldest material dates back to the 16th century. Topics covered include LGBTQ studies, women studies, health and hygiene, sex education, and some forbidden books.

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.

Family history ebooks

Family history ebooks

January 11, 2022

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

There is nothing like a good book to keep you occupied for hours. For family historians, there are some fascinating ebook titles available. They include the psychology of family history research,… Read More ›

Chinese and Miners on the Way to the Diggings.

Researching your Chinese Victorian ancestors

August 5, 2021

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

In the mid 19th century, a wave of Chinese migrants came to Australia in search of prosperity. By 1861, over 24,000 Chinese individuals were living in Victoria . Many resided… Read More ›