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Weekend seminar

This is the category to manage bookings for the annual two-day Lost In seminars

05 November 2016
  • Weekend seminar - Saturday 05 November 2016 - Sunday 06 November 2016 10:00am - 04:00pm
    Lost In Immigration & Travel

    Join us for a weekend of discussion about immigration to Australia and travel within Australia, to help you track down your ancestors. Topics include 19th century immigration schemes, NSW shipping records, 20th century migration, finding elusive travellers, ships pictures and journals, and the history of travel.

    Location: Dixson Room, NSW State Library, Macquarie Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenters: various   Bookings essential: $115 members, $140 non-members

    Price includes morning and afternoon tea on Saturday, and morning tea on Sunday. Bring your own lunch both days.

    Bookings close 26 October.


    • Exodus to the Southern Seas - Michelle Patient
    • Nineteenth century immigration schemes to Australia - Kerry Farmer
    • NSW shipping and arrival records - Emily Hanna, NSW State Records
    • Ships' pictures, passenger diaries and shipboard newspapers - David Berg, State Library of NSW
    • Twentieth century migration - National Archives
    • Soldier, sailor, exile or convict - How did you get here? - Christine Yeats
    • History of travel in Australia - Professor Robert Lee
    • The Migration Experience (through the SAG Collections) - Ralph Hawkins
    • Did your family swim to Australia? - Martyn Killion


04 November 2017
  • Weekend seminar - Saturday 04 November 2017 - Sunday 05 November 2017 10:00am - 03:00pm
    Lost In - Photographs

    Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Bookings essential: $98 members, $125 non-members

    Join us for two days of lectures to help you find, identify and preserve photographs for your family history.

    Hear about the history of photography, learn how to track down photos in the SAG’s collections and elsewhere, how to edit and restore photographs, and how to identify and date them.

    The program for the weekend can be downloaded here.

    Please note that this event was originally advertised as being held at the NSW State Library but will now be held at Richmond Villa. Due to the change in venue, the cost has been reduced from $120/140 to $98/120. Those who have already booked have been sent an email regarding the change.