Join us for the next webinar in the Diploma of Family History webinar series 'More than a story'
The next Diploma of Family History webinar will be 'Australian fathering and family history, 1919-2019: Learning from oral histories' with Jill Barnard and Alistair Thomson.
Jill and Al are part of an Australian Research Council-funded project based at Monash University which is researching and writing the Australian history of fatherhood and fathering across the last century.
Jill will talk about her research using oral histories with so-called Forgotten Australians, recorded between 2010 and 2012, who had institutional childhoods and will reflect on what she is learning about family life and relations within these 'broken' families.
Drawing upon oral histories from the Australia 1938 project, recorded between 1979 and 1983, and the Australian Generations project, recorded in the 2010s, Al will reflect on what we're learning about fathering and family lives in the 1920s and 1930s, contrasted with the very different social, economic and demographic context of the years since the mid-1990s.