Traces for the kids

Below is an article by Tom McGay for our Traces for kids feature. Getting kids to learn history isn’t easy, but some historic attractions make that learning fun and a great family day out. Victoria has its fair share of historic sites, so below are three that are perfect to take your kids to! The Old Melbourne … Read on

The oldest pub on the Australian mainland

Built in 1815, Macquarie Arms was first built by Richard Fitzgerald in Thompson Square. He was given this allotment by Governor Lachlan Macquarie – this was given on the condition that Fitzgerald would build an inn at least two stories tall. This wasn’t just a kind gift – this would spare the government the cost … Read on

Blazing a trail

Since the settlement of this land in 1788, the traditional owners of this land have faced brutal oppression, violence and displacement. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have pushed back, shaping Australian history over the years with their strength, perseverance and defiance. These women are also responsible for educating future generations and advocating for Aboriginal … Read on

Sneak peek: Road Rage

Thanks to our friends at Wakefield Press, here is a sneak peek into: Road Rage, written by Fred Guilhaus. The Crash I am sitting in a cycling peloton of five people. Rachel is the lone woman and more than holds her own in front of me. She’s formidable. The others are behind as I wait … Read on

Sneak peek: Pictorial History of Australia’s Little Cornwall

Thanks to our friends at Wakefield Press, here is a sneak peek into Pictorial History of Australia’s Little Cornwall, written by Philip Payton. In South Australia today, there can be few long-established families who cannot point to Cornish branches somewhere in their family trees; and the mark of the ‘Cousin Jacks’ – who came in … Read on

Sneak peek: Arcadian Adelaide

Thanks to our friends at Wakefield Press, here is a sneak peek into: Arcadian Adelaide, written by Thistle Anderson. Adelaide, known to all intelligent people as the City of Juvenile Depravity, and to the less enlightened as the City of Churches, is situated on the River Torrens, and is the capital of South Australia. A … Read on

Sneak peek: A most surprising man – The life of Victor Marra Newland

Thanks to our friends at Wakefield Press, here is a sneak peek into A most surprising man – The life of Victor Marra Newland, written by Mary Anne Fitzgerald. Victor Marra Newland never met his grandfather. The reverend Ridgway William Newland was born in 1790 and brought up in Farnham, Surrey, as were five generations … Read on

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