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(Photo by Sam Hood, courtesy of the State Library of NSW)

The History Council of NSW, in partnership with Central West Libraries, proudly presents a special seminar, ‘Family Historians’, as part of the Orange Readers and Writers Festival 2019.

Are you a keen family historian? Have you collected objects and pictures while undertaking your family and local history research? What meanings have you made of these?

Come along to this interactive workshop with Associate Professor Tanya Evans who will be drawing on her research with family historians over the past ten years.  Tanya would love to discuss your work on family history, local history, memory and material culture.  Please bring along one object to talk about, such as your Family Bible or a family treasure in relation to your family or local history. We will discuss how these might be interpreted and how they can be used to tell family stories in creative and innovative ways.

Tanya will be joined in this session by local author and historian Elisabeth Edwards who has written a book on her own family history. Her most recent book on the prominent Orange Dalton family will be launched in November. Lis will share insights on her approach to research and writing.

When: Friday, 2 August 2019, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: West Room, Orange City Library (part of Central West Libraries), 147 Byng Street, Orange, NSW
Cost: $15 – HCNSW members| $20 – others | (includes lunch)

Tanya Evans is the Associate Professor, Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations and Director of the Centre for Applied History at Macquarie University.

Elisabeth Edwards is the author of a number of books on local history, travel and cooking. Her previous published works include In Sickness and in Health: How medicine helped shape Orange’s historyHalf a World Away Postwar Migration to the Orange District 1948-1965, A Gentleman of the Inky Way Orange through Joe Glasson’s Looking Glass and Flavours of the Four Seasons.