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Helen Hart

| January 9th, 2014 | Comments Off

Helen Hart publicationHELEN HART ‘FOUNDER OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE IN AUSTRALASIA’

This biography of 19th century suffragist and lecturer Helen Hart (1839-1908) is the result of over fifteen years research in many archives and libraries throughout Australia, New Zealand and England.  It tells the story of a woman who, although unknown today, was so well-known in her time, that over 30 obituaries were published at the time of her death.

The book was launched on 31st March 2009 by Anna Burke, MHR, then Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives. At the same time, a plaque was unveiled on Hart’s unmarked grave at Boroondara cemetery.

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Cops and Robbers

| February 9th, 2010 | Comments Off

COPS AND ROBBERS.  A GUIDE TO RESEARCHING 19TH CENTURY POLICE AND CRIMINAL RECORDS IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

By Helen Doxford Harris and Gary Presland

This publication looks in detail at a wide range of 19th century government records created in relation to people either serving in the police force or being charged with a criminal offence, thus either the ‘Cops’ or the ‘Robbers’ of text, printed on superior quality paper, a detailed bibliography, five appendices and a comprehensive name and localities index.

Records covered include: police personnel files, police correspondence, Police Gazettes, Occurrence Books, Watchhouse Books, Petty Sessions Registers, County and Supreme Court Records, appeals against convictions, prison registers etc.

As at March 2009 this book is no longer available, all copies having been sold.  Copies are available for perusal at many local and family history libraries throughout Australia.

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For God’s sake send the trackers

| February 9th, 2010 | Comments Off

Send the TrackersFOR GOD’S SAKE SEND THE TRACKERS… A HISTORY OF QUEENSLAND TRACKERS AND VICTORIA POLICE

By Gary Presland

Following the use of Queensland Aboriginal troopers during the 1879-80 hunt for the Kelly Gang, Victoria Police set up its own corps of Queensland trackers. This publication looks at the intermittent use of Aboriginal trackers by the Victoria Police Force up to the 1880 decision to employ Queensland Aborigines (Murris) on a permanent basis, and the resultant use of these men until 1968. It examines the relationships that existed between the white police and the black trackers over a 90 year period, and details many of the cases on which the Murris worked. The book contains a listing of all the Murris employed in the period 1880 to 1968, and provides personal details of a number of these men.

Originally published by Victoria Press and distributed by Strategic Australia, the book is now distributed solely by Harriland Press.

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First Residents of Melbourne’s Western Region

| February 9th, 2010 | Comments Off

FIRST RESIDENTS OF MELBOURNE’S WESTERN REGION (Revised Edition)

By Gary Presland

For thousands of years before Europeans settled on the land now covered by the western region of Melbourne, it was the estate of a number of Koorie clans. This publication looks at the original landscape and examines the social life of local Aboriginal people before white people took their lands.

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Aboriginal Melbourne

| January 28th, 2010 | Comments Off

Aboriginal MelbourneABORIGINAL MELBOURNE: THE LOST LAND OF THE KULIN PEOPLE

By Gary Presland

At the time of European settlement on the Yarra River, the region was occupied by a number of Koorie clans. These groups, members of a confederacy called Kulin, had adapted their way of life to the rich environments their spiritual ancestors had created. This book details that way of life and looks also at the rapid and massive changes at the European invasion brought, both to the landscapes and to Koorie culture. Highly recommended for assisting with understanding traditional Aboriginal life in this area.

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