Lawyers and the Land

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society.

Speakers: Carol Liston and Christine Yeats

This workshop will discuss how you may find out about your ancestors through the records of the various firms of solicitors that have deposited records with the State Library of NSW. The speakers will discuss how these ‘hidden gems’ can link to the online Historical Land Records Viewer (HLRV) and the complications of ‘Old System’ records.


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Adjunct Associate Professor Carol Liston AO is an Australian historian who specialises in the history of early NSW (1788-1860). Her research covers early colonial history with interests in people (convicts, colonial born and free immigrants and their family histories), local history, heritage and the built environment. Her particular interest is the colonial development of the County of Cumberland (Greater Western Sydney), using land records, family history and surviving buildings to document the past.

Christine Yeats is the Senior Vice President of the Royal Australian Historical Society. She is the President of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies, Convenor of the Assessment Sub-Committee of the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Committee and Review Editor of the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society. Christine is an archivist and professional historian with a particular interest in women’s history and Romani migration and settlement in NSW.

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$35 Limited / $32

<p><strong>In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society.</strong></p>

<p><strong>Speakers:</strong> Carol Liston and Christine Yeats</p>

<p>This workshop will discuss how you may find

24 Aug

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