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Irish immigrants from Australian records: the real keys to finding them in Ireland

Dr Perry McIntyre, historian and genealogist

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 29 June 2011

In the genealogical rush to return to Ireland and where our ancestors were from, records of their lives in Australia were sometimes overlooked. Perry will outline key documents which provide clues to finding ancestral spots in Ireland.

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colonial, convicts, irish, migration

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Book launch: Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition

Andrew Sayers, Shane Mortimer, Martin Thomas, Anne McGrath, Professor Mandy Thomas and Margo Neale

Barks, Birds and Billabongs symposium, 17 June 2011

The book, co-edited by Martin Thomas and Margo Neale, extends on the papers presented at the ‘Barks, Birds and Billabongs: Exploring the legacy of the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land’ Symposium held in November 2009.

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archaeology, exploration, indigenous

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Ancestry.com.au: Where do we start?

Brad Argent, Ancestry.com.au

Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 16 June 2011

Brad outlines what’s on the Ancestry.com.au website and how to get the best out of it. He’ll also talk about other free online databases that could enhance your family history research without breaking the bank.

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colonial, convicts, irish, migration

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Gallery launch: Landmarks: People and Places across Australia

Dr Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia

3 June 2011

Senior Curator Kirsten Wehner introduces the new National Museum gallery exploring a broad history of Australia through stories of places and their peoples.

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agriculture, colonial, environment, gold, history, indigenous, place

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Flora Pell: the cook and her turbulent career

Alison Wishart, National Museum of Australia

13 April 2011

Curator Alison Wishart, together with food historian Dr Adele Wessell, has enjoyed researching the life and contributions of one of Australia’s pioneering and political cookery educators and authors, Flora Pell.

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domestic, food

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Bringing the world’s heritage to Australia

Betty Churcher and Dr Caroline Turner

A tribute to Bob Edwards, 22 March 2011

Former National Gallery of Australia director Betty Churcher and art scholar Dr Caroline Turner discuss Bob Edwards’ contribution to persuading overseas gallery directors to allow exhibitions of masters to come to Australia.

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art, culture, exhibition

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A portrait of Bob Edwards

Doug Hall, Commissioner for the Venice Biennale and former Director, Queensland Art Gallery

A tribute to Bob Edwards, 22 March 2011

A discussion on John Elliott’s portrait of Bob Edwards at the National Portrait Gallery and how it portrays elements of Bob’s character, including his cultural diplomacy and advocacy for Australia’s Indigenous people.

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art, indigenous, museums

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Bob Edwards: from orchardist to ethnographer

Dick Richards

A tribute to Bob Edwards, 22 March 2011

Childhood friend Dick Richards provides an insight into Bob Edwards’ early years, from growing up on family farms on the Adelaide Plains, to market gardening, the Royal Geographic Society and his anthropological studies.

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anthropology, art, indigenous, museums

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Contributions from friends and colleagues

John Bannon, Michael Treloar, Howard Morphy, Bob Edwards and Peter Stanley

A tribute to Bob Edwards, 22 March 2011

The man of the moment, Bob Edwards, responds to messages from friends and colleagues who paid tribute to his work.

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archaeology, art, indigenous, museums

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A tribute to Dr Robert Edwards AO: welcome and keynote address

Andrew Sayers, Director, National Museum of Australia and Neil MacGregor, Director, British Museum

A tribute to Bob Edwards, 22 March 2011

A welcome by Andrew Sayers followed by Neil MacGregor’s reflections on Bob Edwards as museum curator, anthropologist and archaeologist, founding director of the Aboriginal Arts Board and exhibitions wheeler and dealer.

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art, indigenous, museums

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