Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the “Girls Make History” Workshops at Deakin Waterfront. It was presented by Deakin Contemporary Histories Research Group and the Master of Applied Learning and Teaching.
As part of my workshop I promised to provide a number of links for further research.
Starting with some of the case studies I used:
- Search the Geelong & District web site for … Squatters … there are numerous pages relating to Anne Drysdale and Caroline Newcomb.
- Grannie Ferris and the Newington Private Cemetery.
- Grannie Ferris – the Don Grant Memorial Lecture at the State Library – includes the discussion on tracing female ancestors and the Midwife and Nurse registers.
- Sewerage (and building) records.
- Sparrovale Farm (without the “W”
Some other links that will help with your research – PLENTY here to keep you occupied for some time:
- Victorian Government Gazette – and many other links for Victoria and across Australia – the austlii (Australian Legal Information Institute) site (don’t forget to go back to the Home page and investigate the numerous other links – as well as the State Library of Victoria Government Gazette site
- Public Record Office Victoria – so many avenues to search for digitised records online as well as huge indexed databases of Public Records
- TROVE – particular the digitised newspapers.
- Geelong & District database – more than 1.7 million records for our region.
Enjoy your research!
I greatly appreciate that my time participating in the “Girls Make History” program was sponsored by Louise King Funerals for Women.