Military records for family historians
20 Apr 2013 9:00am - 12:30pm
- Queensland Baptists Conference Centre, 53 Prospect Road
- Cost: $15 QFHS members, $20 non-members
- 07 3355 3369
Greg Cope, Simon Farley and Brian Rough
Greg Cope is the Assistant Director of National Archives of Australia (NAA) Brisbane Office.
Those who served: Greg will examine NAA Service Records from the Boer War through to Vietnam, helping you understand what records exist and how to find them. Service records are a rich source of information for anyone researching family history.
Simon Farley is the Manager of the Queensland State Library’s Arts Portfolio.
John Oxley Library: Simon will provide an overview of the John Oxley Library collection of war-related records. The collection includes photographs, newspapers, ephemera, maps, letters, diaries, medals, and publications that document the wartime experience of Queenslanders from the Boer War to World War I and World War II.
Brian Rough is a member of the Colonial Forces Study Group and joint author of A most promising corps: citizen soldiers in colonial Queensland, 1860–1903.
Queensland colonial military history: Brian will share his knowledge of the military forces of colonial Queensland from 1860 to the establishment of the Commonwealth Military Forces in 1901.
To register for the Military Records for Family Historians, send your cheque (payable to QFHS) or credit card payment details to QFHS, PO Box 171, Indooroopilly, Qld. 4068. Book online www.qfhs.org.au or phone 07 3355 3369 during library opening hours.
Morning tea is included.