Inside History Magazine

- July 24, 2011 2 MIN READ

Ever wondered what clues to the past an image of a loved one can reveal? Or when that photograph you have of great grandma Maude was really taken? Ponder no more! In the latest issue of Inside History magazine, dress historian and image specialist Jayne Shrimpton reveals the secrets to dating old photographs. Her tips make fascinating reading.

Tracing the history of a house is of huge interest at the moment, as many Aussies and Kiwis are keen to discover what stories of the past their homes can reveal. We take a wonderful tour of a street in Sydney’s eastern suburbs in the early 20th century, that just happens to be the same street Tilly Devine resided in for the most part of her life. See what it was like to live in the notorious gangster’s neighbourhood.

From the first complete census in 1828 in Australia, to the first national collection of data in 1911 and the collections since then, censuses form the backbone of every genealogist’s research. In August, Australia’s 16th national census takes place and they look at how you can help the historians of the future with their research, too.

Plus Inside History show you how to trace Chinese ancestors from the 1800s, what friendly societies can reveal about the lives of your ancestors, and the photographers — such as Helmut Newton and Wolfgang Sievers — who helped shape modern Melbourne. Plus, there’s 46 websites to help you beat the winter chill and still further your family history research.

“We love publishing stories on the fascinating history of Australia and New Zealand,” says Inside History’s editor, Cassie Mercer. “And our latest issues is once again filled with features that will inspire you to trace your family tree.”

Inside History is a magazine for people passionate about researching their family history. Published bi-monthly in Sydney, its 76 pages are packed with practical articles on tracing your family tree in Australia and New Zealand, snippets about our social history and stories about our heritage.


[pictured, Cassie Mercer, Editor – Inside History]