Tag Archives: Australia

Migration to the Colonies (Part II) – Aboriginal Australia

In the second post of this series on UK emigration, we take a pause to reflect upon Aboriginal family history – and the impact of European colonisation of the Australian continent. “All people with the same skin grouping as my … Continue reading

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Migration to the Colonies (Part I) – Australia

As part of the Colonial Families Research Guide, this week we will be publishing the series of articles I wrote for Family Tree Magazine on UK emigration to imperial destinations. Designed to help you in your family tree search, they … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Colonisation of Time by Giordano Nanni

Today’s ‘spring forward’ in the UK (clocks changing one hour to British Summer Time) suggests it’s a good moment to post the following, a review of Giordano Nanni’s wonderful book The Colonisation of Time. In 1884 Greenwich Mean Time was … Continue reading

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Andrew May on writing family history

I first saw my great great grandfather Thomas Jones in June 1996, though I had known of him from my earliest childhood. His face started out at me from the internet on the cover of a book by Welsh writer … Continue reading

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June Announcements

Hello, and happy Sunday! A fly-by update of announcements today — two publications that caught my eye lately, two conference programs in my recent past to highlight, and one forthcoming publication of interest — with, as always, the hopes of … Continue reading

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Announcements: Workshop on Intimacy and Mission History, and Recent Publications

You might be interested in this workshop on the role of emotions and intimacy in the history of Christian missions. >> Investigating the Intimate in Mission Histories 17 October 2012 (9 am – 5 pm) and 18 October 2012 (9 … Continue reading

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Announcements: 16 April 2012

Newly Released Archival Documents Colonial Administration Records (FCO 141: Foreign and Commonwealth Office), The National Archives, Kew The National Archives will begin releasing new colonial administration records (or the ‘migrated archives’ from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) this week, on … Continue reading

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