About Us

Unlock the Past is about promoting history, genealogy and heritage in Australia and New Zealand. It is a collaborative venture involving a team of expert speakers, writers, organisations and commercial partners throughout Australia, New Zealand and overseas. We consider you, the users of and contributors to the site, as most important partners as well.

What is Unlock the Past?

  • A major events resource - supporting existing events and running some major events of our own
  • A publishing brand - guide books for researchers - Click here
  • A major go-to place for resources 
  • A significant free content site
  • A cost effective marketing platform for partners - societies, libraries and commercial partners
  • A leader in use of, and education in, social media 
  • Promoting heritage tourism
    ... and much more

We will use both traditional and new means of connecting with people and promoting our aims. Please explore the site by clicking on the tabs near the top of the page. Let us know what you think - what you like and what you don't, and any suggestions you have.

This is an exciting new and different venture for us all. I am sure there are great ideas we haven't thought of that would fit well with our goals. Please let us know.

  • Start with our current poll
  • Contact us if your society is interested in having us support, host, sponsor or list your event
  • Ask for administration rights to submit any events for which you have responsibility
  • Promote your society, library, products and services in the resources section. Administration rights will be available to do this yourself.
  • Sign up to our newsletter and blogs for news and useful information from the experts
  • For the most up-to-date notice of what is happening follow us on Twitter and Facebook
  • Email Alan at any time with your ideas
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