Unlock The Past are holding their first expo in Brisbane on 25–27 June. This is a major history-genealogy-heritage event for all of Queensland. The expo will feature 50–60 exhibitors; 39 presentations from 18 presenters; and a Research Help Zone with a team of specialists offering expert advice. The Find and Connect web resource will be exhibiting at the event, represented by our Queensland historian.
For more information on this event in Brisbane visit the Unlock The Past website.
This Sunday, 22 April 2012, an exhibition of items from the CLAN National Orphanage Museum will be held at the site of Geelong’s first orphan asylum. The Geelong Orphan Asylum was established in 1854, in a bluestone building situated on Herne Hill. The institution remained at Herne Hill until 1934, when it moved to new premises in the Geelong suburb of Belmont. By this time, it was known as the Geelong and Western District Protestant Orphanage, which is a predecessor of Glastonbury Child and Family Services which continues to provide out-of-home care in the Geelong region.
The Herne Hill building is usually used as Geelong Cement Retirees Museum. This is the first time that this significant building has been used for an orphanage display. The exhibition is part of Geelong Heritage Week.
When: Sunday 22 April 2012, 10.00am to 3.00pm
Where: McCurdy Road, Herne Hill