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    Family history: where do I start?

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2022/family-history-where-do-i-start
    14 Oct 2022: Before you start researching your family history, you should ask yourself one very basic question: what exactly are you looking for?It sounds obvious but, according to University of Tasmania historian and coordinator of Family History program Dr
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    The multicultural colony: not just convicts

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2022/the-multicultural-colony-not-just-convicts
    14 Oct 2022: Having convict heritage is considered to be a real badge of honour these days. In fact, we use the term “Australian Royalty” to refer to those with a convict in the family. But this is only one part of the story of colonial Australia. According
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    How a biography brought me to family history

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2021/1142-how-a-biography-brought-me-to-family-history
    11 Jun 2021: Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that this article may contain the names and images of people who are now deceased. Back in the early 2000s, the Australian Dictionary of Biography decided to prepare a supplement
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    Tracing the lives of early Chinese families in colonial Australia

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2021/1124-tracing-the-lives-of-early-chinese-families-in-colonial-australia
    31 Mar 2021: I’m a historian, but I’m not my family’s historian. That honour falls to my mum, who for the past twenty years or so has been delving into the lives of my ancestors. Mum started doing the family history after I began studying Australian
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    Lessons from the life of Sarah Wentworth

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2019/845-lessons-from-the-life-of-sarah-wentworth
    3 Apr 2019: As her final assignment in the Diploma of Family History at the University of Tasmania, Ros Escott chose to explore the life of Sarah Wentworth, who was the wife of renowned explorer and politician, William Wentworth, and a significant character of
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    Delving deeper into your ancestry

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2019/839-delving-deeper-into-your-ancestry
    22 Mar 2019: Caroline, you completed the Diploma of Family History at the University of Tasmania. Tell us about your experience studying this course. I commenced the inaugural unit of the diploma, Introduction to Family History, in 2016. At that time, I had been
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    Pioneers reclaimed

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2018/653-pioneers-reclaimed
    28 Jun 2018: When a Melbourne retiree started the online Diploma of Family History at the University of Tasmania she had no inkling that her own connection to the island state would be revealed. The author with her first book. Former teacher Janeen O’Connell had

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