Culture & Literature

Traces Autumn 2017

Traces magazine delves deep into Australia’s history, from ancient Indigenous heritage to colonial times,convicts, local history, antiques and artefacts, family genealogy and more!

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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

It was a passion of mine to start a magazine that focused on Australian history, to offer a platform to people like yourselves who research and discover inspiring stories about our heritage, and share it with an audience who are just as passionate about our history. As a sole trader for the past seven years it’s been difficult to break even. And while we have built up a loyal following, I have always had to prop up the business financially; I cannot continue to do this. To our readers, all 60,000 of you across our print, digital and social platforms, thank you for reading and supporting the magazine, for sharing your stories and engaging with each and every issue. Many of you have already contacted us to express your sadness, yet understanding,…

1 min.
this issue we ask the ihm team

Penny Edwell, social media manager There’s a genuine passion for Australian history that drives Inside History magazine — both behind the scenes and from the readers. I’ve absolutely loved the stories, discussions and connections that have come out of the IHM community, inspired by this shared passion. Andrea Swan, designer Inside History has been a pleasure to work on. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Inside History family; the passion everyone has for the magazine is very evident in the work they produce and makes it a pleasure to work with them all. Getting to read all the stories as I design has been a bonus! The best part of the process is when the magazine arrives printed and complete. I am very proud to be part of such an…

2 min.
postie’s here!

LINKED TO GENEALOGY The links to the genealogy courses (‘Back to the books’, issue 37) were fantastic — including some free podcasts and webinars that I’m busy watching already! Thanks! — Leslie Grey McCawley, via Facebook NOTES FROM A NURSE I’ve done my usual trick and flipped through the whole magazine (issue 37) and read the headings and looked at the pictures to see what jumped out at me first. As a retired nurse my focus was immediately drawn to the history of Crown Street Women’s Hospital (‘Sanctuary in the city’). Although I never worked in the hospital I recognised equipment in the pictures and had similar experiences, too. Our hospital relied solely on members of staff to interpret what our Italian patients were saying. It was much easier and safer for both patients and…

2 min.
bob’s your uncle

SEEKING SYDNEYSIDERS FOR ORAL HISTORIES The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust runs an oral history program and is seeking to interview those who have lived or worked at any of the following sites: • Cockatoo Island; • Snapper Island; • The School of Artillery or North Fort at North Head; • Woolwich Dock, Georges Heights, Chowder Bay and HMAS Platypus (namely military personnel); or • Macquarie Lightstation in Vaucluse (any lighthouse keepers and family). We would love to hear from you so we can capture the memories and stories, both official and unofficial, of these unique sites. If you’d like to discuss being interviewed by one of our volunteer interviewers, please email me at catherine. enright@harbourtrust.gov.au or call 02 8969 2112. — Catherine Enright, Volunteer Manager, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust BOUND FOR BOTANY BAY I am trying to locate a book or…

4 min.
cup of tea with susanna de vries, author

How did you first come to learn about Joice NanKivell Loch? When giving a talk about pioneer women in Melbourne to a women’s club I asked for more stories of pioneer women and Joice Welsh, daughter of Joice Loch’s best friend, gave me the story. She invited me to her home and showed me rugs that the women of Ouranoupolis, Greece, had woven to Joice’s designs as well as various books written by Joice Loch and photos of her in the tower (which appear in Blue Ribbons Bitter Bread). I was fascinated by the story. Joice Welsh said if I wished to visit the village she would arrange for me to stay with Joice’s housekeeper Fani Mitropolour. My husband and I went to the Greek village and spent a summer there talking…

4 min.
the latest news

French expeditions Down Under Did you know that Napoleon Bonaparte himself funded an expedition of French explorers, scientists and artists that travelled around Australia from 1800 to 1804? On show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart until 9 July 2017, The Art of Science: Baudin’s Voyagers 1800–1804 showcases original paintings and drawings by early 19th-century artists Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit, created aboard the Géographe and Naturaliste. Many form early impressions of Australian fauna and flora. MORE tmag.tas.gov.au Indigenous Australians at war Learn more about the contributions that Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders have made over more than a century of military service in Australia at the award-winning exhibition Indigenous Australians at War from the Boer War to the Present. It’s on display at the National Archives in Canberra until 30 May. MORE…