In 2011 Victorian History Week will be held from Sunday 23 to Sunday 30 October – a week of walking tours, exhibitions, talks and much more, all relating to this State’s history. Check the Calendar of Events  for what’s on.                                                                       

  collins street 1888    Collins Street, Melbourne in 1888, published in the Supplement to the Illustrated Australian News.  PCIF IAN 01-08-88 SUPP. p. 19

To mark this special WeekFamily Matters has invited a guest blogger, librarian and historian Heather Evans. After working for a number of years as a librarian, Heather decided to return to study majoring in Australian social history. She developed a passion for the history of ‘everyday’ people, especially the immigration experience and in 1998 completed a MA degree. Her thesis was on the first wave of post-Second World War displaced persons arriving in Australia. In her blog post next week, Heather will look at the value of oral history to the story of our families.

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