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February 22, 2013


VAFHO Conference: Under the Southern Cross – A Goldfields Experience

by vipsinc

Register now!

The 2013 VAFHO Conference, Sat & Sun May 4-5 in Ballarat, at the historic Australian Catholic University Aquinas Campus showcases:


  • Professional and experienced speakers
  • Trade stalls
  • Displays
  • Goldfields Dinner and VAFHO Frances Brown Award at the former Golden Point State School
  • Friday night Welcome – Ballarat Town Hall

Early bird registration of $190.00 and $50 for the Conference Dinner is great value for the quality of the presenters who include:

Associate Professor David Goodman, University of Melbourne: Goldfields Comparisons – Georgia (USA) 1820s, New Zealand, California and Victorian Goldrushes

Leigh Olver: “Blood and Bone” – Discovering Ned Kelly – Using DNA to trace an ancestor resulting in family reconnections

Professor Robert Pascoe: The Footy Tribes of Ballarat

Noelene Allen: The Trials, Tragedies & Triumphs: Kelly Women

Meredith Blake: Researching Victorian Collections

Nathaniel Buchanan: Insanity on the Goldfields – Victoria’s Lunatic Asylums

Dr Fred Cahir: Black Gold – Aboriginals on the Gold Fields of Victoria

Dianne Campbell MA: Trades & Professions – Lawyers, Licensees & Women

Dr Jan Croggon: “So good, so gentle, trustful, fond and true” – Towards a broader understanding of the position of women on the goldfields

Dr Anne Doggett: Music on the Victorian Goldfields

Marc Eiden: ABC Open

Dr Charles Fahey: The Cornish on the Victorian Goldfields

Charlie Farrugia: Victoria’s Inquest Records

Susan Fayad: Heritage at Your Fingertips

Greg Gerrand: SLV Digitisation of Family History Records

Clare Gervasoni: A Confusion of Tongues: The Multicultural Goldfields

Lisa Gervasoni: Hidden Perspectives through Maps – New and Traditional Sources to Locate your Ancestors & their Homes

Jenny Higgins: More than Gold – Treasure from TROVE

Monika McIntyre: SLV Digitsation of Family History Records

Dr Michele Matthews: Bendigo’s “Petitions of the People” – a unique primary source for Family Historians

Veronica Moriarty: A Look at Five Women’s Lives through their Needlework Samplers

Claire Muir: Victorian Women and Divorce

Dr Val Noone: The Irish on the Victorian Goldfields

Sarah Rood & Katherine Sheedy: Tips on Recording an Oral History

Anne Beggs Sunter: Ballarat School of Mines & Industries (SMB) – The First in Australia
Michael Taffe: Citizens and Civic Image – Horticultural Developments on the Goldfields through the lens of the Ballarat Horticultural Society

Dr Joseph Toscano: Eureka Rebellion

Dr Dorothy Wickham: An Ocean of Tears – Immigration to Australia

Adam Wynne-Jenkins: Insanity on the Goldfields – Victoria’s Lunatic Asylums

Susie Zada: Regional Victoria: A Goldfields Experience

Please come and join us at VAFHO’s State Conference 2013!!


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