Interested in historical research?

Hawkesbury Library Service will host two events during October for anyone interested in family and local history research.

Event - Treasures on Trove workshop

This workshop will be held on Thursday, 4 October at 6:30pm and is a session where you can learn all about the Treasures on Trove.

Hosted by the National Library of Australia, Trove is a treasure house of resources, which brings together content from libraries, museums and archives, from collecting organisations big and small. Similar to a search engine, Trove includes subjects such as newspapers, photographs, maps and reports. One of the best known collections available includes the digitised Australian newspapers from 1803 to 1955. More recently, the NSW Government Gazettes 1832-2001, which notify the public of government business, have become available online.

The session will give you the skills needed to discover information on a wide range of material and is useful for students and those researching their family or local history. To book into this workshop call 4560 4460 or go to

Event - Oops, I wish I’d checked the Original

Join librarian and historian Angela Phippen with a cautionary tale for all researchers at the next Hawkesbury Family History Group meeting on Wednesday, 10 October at 10am. No bookings are required for this event.

Angela’s talk is titled ‘Oops, I wish I’d checked the Original’ and will demonstrate the importance of checking original sources in family and local history research. She will discuss examples from the 19th century letters of Rachel Henning (1826-1914) which offer a unique view of colonial life.

Both events are free and will be held at Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor.

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