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The Blackheath History Forum will launch their 2017 Program on 29 July with Linda Emery, freelance historian and researcher for SBS.

The SBS Television series ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ has proved to be one of the most successful documentaries of its kind, with Season 9 currently in production.  Linda will discuss her experiences working as a researcher on the program, the reasons for its continuing popularity and how the combination of solid historical research and captivating story-telling techniques elicit such powerful responses, not just from the subject of each episode, but from the viewing public.

Linda Emery is an active freelance historian, with a particular research interest in 19th century Australian history. For the past eight years, she has been a member of the research team for the SBS television genealogy program ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ and is currently working on Series 9. Linda is the author of numerous books and articles on the Southern Highlands, and writes regularly for Highlife Magazine. In a voluntary capacity, Linda is Archivist and Vice President of the Berrima District Historical and Family History Society, a large and active organisation with some 300 members.

When: Saturday 29 July 2017, 4:00pm.
Blackheath Public School, Leichhardt St, Blackheath NSW 2785
Cost: $5

Images courtesy Blackheath History Forum.