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Readers & Writers Festival: History Council of NSW: Family Historians

Fri August 2 - Thu August 8

$15 – $20

A workshop on family and local history, memory and material culture
with Associate Professor Tanya Evans and local author Elisabeth Edwards

Are you a keen family historian? Have you collected objects and pictures while undertaking your family and local history research? What meanings have you made of these?Come along to this interactive workshop with Associate Professor Tanya Evans to discuss your work on family history, local history, memory and material culture.Please bring along one object to talk about in relation to your family or local history. We will discuss how these might be interpreted and how they can be used to tell family stories in creative and innovative ways.Tanya will be drawing on her research with family historians over the past ten years and would love you to bring in your family Bible or a family treasure.Local author and historian Elisabeth Edwards has written a book on her own family history and her most recent book on the prominent Orange Dalton family will be launched in November. Lis will share insights on her approach to research and writing.Tanya Evans, is the Associate Professor, Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations and Director of the Centre for Applied History at Macquarie University.Elisabeth Edwards is the author of a number of books on local history, travel and cooking. Her previous published works include In Sickness and in Health: How medicine helped shape Orange’s history, Half a World Away Postwar Migration to the Orange District 1948-1965, A Gentleman of the Inky Way Orange through Joe Glasson’s Looking Glass and Flavours of the Four Seasons. Includes lunch and networking.


Orange City Library
147 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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02 6393 8132


Local Government Area
Literature, Heritage

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