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Sloane Street 1919: the Peace Parade

We’ve struck gold this week: a guest blog by our Local Studies Librarian, Dave Walker, with some personal- and local- reflections of WWI.

Like many of the people who work in libraries, archives and museums I’ve spent time this year getting ready for the commemoration of the start of the First World War, looking through archive material, going to meetings and workshops, working on exhibitions and events and answering the first flurry of enquiries on the subject. 549 more words

Local Studies Library

Local History - Athens County

I am an historian – a card carrying historian – the post doctorate degree made it official and public. I look at the world around me with a particular if not downright peculiar lens. 534 more words


Wat U Talkin 'Bout??

Every two years the City of South Perth runs a Local History Award (competition) to encourage residents to share their memories of life in our beautiful city.  127 more words

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Local History: Seventeenth Century Winchester

Winchester in the Seventeenth Century was a turbulent city in which to live; subjected to multiple plagues and the damaging effects of the Civil War. In 1603, Elizabeth I died at the age of sixty-nine and James VI succeeded her, uniting the crowns of both England and Scotland. 578 more words

English History

Report from SAA 2014

For the first time in four years I had the opportunity to attend SAA, and I thought you all might be interested in some of the great sessions I attended (I’m reporting on just the ones I think are most relevant). 548 more words


Maritime Murder by Steve Vernon

“It was the kind of morning that made a body feel as if there was no way in this world anything bad could ever happen—but Nova Scotia weather can often fool you.”

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Outlaw Trail Journal Available Now

Outlaw Trail Journal Summer 2014 issue is now available! This issue explores the how local sheep farming fueled the early Uintah Basin economy. This issue also includes an article on Briant Stringham, a prominent Uintah Basin sheep farmer. 27 more words

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