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Traces Edition 4

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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Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Executive Media Pty Ltd
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welcome to the fourth edition of traces!

Here we are, bringing you Volume 4! This time last year, my team and I were busy mapping out the first ever edition of Traces. There were countless discussions about the various features, how the pages should look, what the cover style would be, and so on. It feels like an age ago! Over the last year, and with valuable suggestions from our readers, we have moulded Traces into a title with its own character and aesthetic, and one that we are all proud of. We hope you are a proud reader! In Traces Volume 4, our cover story helps you to piece together the stories of your Anzac relatives (page 46). Helen Smith provides information on the best resources to shine a light on your lost veteran. On page 12, award-winning author…

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heritage news

Qantas Founders Museum restores historic Super Constellation plane Qantas Founders Museum completed an external restoration of the Super Constellation aircraft in July this year. The model is now in pristine condition thanks to a team of Qantas engineers, volunteer engineers and contractors who worked to restore the plane’s exterior over a period of 13 months. This work included reassembling the aircraft, replacing corroded and missing areas, and providing a new paint job in line with the original livery observed in 1950s Qantas drawings. The new addition to the museum’s aircraft collection plays an important part in commercial aviation history, and will be on display for museum visitors in late 2018. To find out more about the exhibit, visit qfom.com.au. Archaeologists uncover the first known human with parents of different species A study published in…

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what’s new online?

MyHeritage Australia • Queensland, Australia passenger and crew lists, 1852–1885: more than 103,000 records indexing inwards passenger and crew lists arriving in Brisbane and Moreton Bay Denmark • Denmark Census, 1840: more than 1.6 million records • Denmark Census, 1834: more than 1.1 million records United States • Connecticut newspapers, 1791–2009: more than 2.3 million pages across 23 newspaper titles • Maine newspapers, 1861–2008: more than 2.1 million pages across 16 newspaper titles • New Hampshire newspapers, 1869–2008: almost 650,000 pages across 7 newspaper titles • Rhode Island newspapers, 1778–1938: almost 600,000 pages across 26 newspaper titles • Delaware newspapers, 1880–2009: more than 126,000 pages across 3 newspaper titles • New Jersey Marriage Index, 1901–1914: almost 770,000 records • New Jersey Births and Christenings Index, 1901–1903: more than 270,000 records • New Jersey Deaths and Burials Index 1901–1903: more than 95,000 records Visit www.myheritage.com FamilySearch Australia • Victoria,…

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arthur circus

THEN The photo opposite was taken in 1940, and shows Arthur Circus in Battery Point, Hobart. Seven children, probably residents of the modest cottages lining the circus, are gathered for games featuring an old tyre, a log, a doll in a pram and a broom. Battery Point was named after the battery of defensive cannons that once lined the coastline. The housing lots in Arthur Circus were sold in 1847, and homes were built on them for the garrison officers. They were humble dwellings in their day, and would probably once have consisted of just two rooms. Large, working-class families, whose breadwinners relied on the waterfront trades, occupied the Arthur Circus cottages for more than 100 years. NOW Today, Battery Point is one of the most prestigious suburbs in Hobart, and renovated homes on Arthur…

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the strehlows’ epic journey to horseshoe bend

October 1922: Finke River, Central Australia. Fifty-year-old Carl Strehlow, a pastor at Hermannsburg Mission, is ill. Prayer won’t help, nor will calls to Adelaide. It soon becomes apparent to the local Arrernte (or Aranda) people, Carl’s wife, Frieda, and the youngest of their six children, 14-year-old Theodor, that drastic action is required to save the pastor. This is a story that might have been forgotten, if not for the superhuman, almost saint-like qualities of Carl Strehlow, who was suffering from pleurisy and dropsy (oedema) when he was strapped to an upholstered chair and carried through the desert, with Theodor travelling behind on a dray in a desperate attempt to save his father. Theodor went on to document this pilgrimage in what became an Australian literary classic, the 1969 Journey to Horsehoe…

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the real-life crusoes of sunday island

It sounds more like Victorian juvenile fiction than history, but as the true story of the Bells of Sunday Island shows, the thrilling South Sea adventures penned by some of the 19th century’s bestselling novelists – Robert Louis Stevenson, R. M. Ballantyne, and Johann David Wyss – owed more to reality than many modern readers realise. In 1878, Yorkshireman Thomas Bell and his family became voluntary Crusoes on Sunday Island – now called Raoul, or Rangit?hua in Maori. An archetypal patriarchal pioneer with an adventurous and restless spirit, Bell was only in his mid teens when he set sail from England for New Zealand, with dreams of the goldfields. He actually found his first job on an Otago sheep farm, and then worked his way up the country to Hawke’s Bay.…

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