Books — Australia general

The Emerald Strand: Nineteenth century Irish–born Manufacturers
2007 Keith Pescod, tells of the environment in which these manufacturers founded and managed their businesses and questions the long-held view that few Irish in the colony took advantage of the opportunities for commercial enterprise; although not all were successful, many Irish-owned businesses during the 19th century not only survived but also prospered
135mm x 208mm, soft cover, 368pp, index, photographs
ISBN 9781740971485, AUD$34.95 (plus p+h)

Available from
Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Limited
PO Box 299, Kew Vic 3101, Australia
The Emerald Strand: Nineteenth-century Irish-born Manufacturers

The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney

The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney
1997 Grace Karskens, is a vivid picture of the lives of its earliest white inhabitants up to c1860: convicts and ex-convicts, dealers, publicans, labourers, artisans, washerwomen, watermen, servants and prostitutes
A5, hard cover, 304pp, index, illustrations, notes, bibliography
ISBN 0522847226, AUD$34.95 (plus p+h)

Published by
Melbourne University Press
PO Box 278, Carlton South Vic 3053, Australia

The Rocks: Life in Early Sydney

The Scots in Australia
2008 Michael Prentis, a long overdue and comprehensive history of Scottish immigrants, including convicts and settlers, and their descendants in Australia from 1788 to present
15.5cm x 23.5cm soft cover, 352pp, illustrations, index
IBSN 9781921410215, AUD$39.95

Published by
UNSW Press

Tracing your Past: A Practical Introduction to Genealogy and Family History in Australia
2002 Lesley Silvester and Mike Murray, a concise introduction to researching in Australia, England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
A5, soft cover, 48pp, flow chart, illustrations, index
ISBN 0646499149, AUD$18.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
Time Trackers, 28 Glyde Street, East Fremantle WA 6158, Australia
Tracing your Past: A Practical Introduction to Genealogy and Family History in Australia

Uncollected Convict Pardons
Compiled by Pamela Sheldon, contains 4,000 names from the Sydney Morning Herald 22 June 1850, mainly Conditional Pardons but other types of Pardons included
ISBN 064613681X, AUD$18.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
P Sheldon, 2/43 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point NSW 2060,
Uncollected Convict Pardons

Well Suited to the Colony
Gillian Kelly, a social history of the lacemakers from Calais and
St-Pierre, born in the midlands of England, trapped between the poorhouses of Nottingham and the French Revolution of 1848; contains details of almost 700 emigrants with many parent names
A4, soft cover, 288pp, indexed, 200+ photos/illustrations, shipping lists, maps, diagrams, AUD$40.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
Australian Society of the Lacemakers of Calais
PO Box 1277, Queanbeyan NSW 2620, Australia
Well Suited to the Colony

Web Sites for Genealogists
Who Do You Think You Are?
2008 Angelo Loukakis, the how-to-guide and companion to the Australian TV series contains the celebrities stories and fascinating examples of the different directions a search can take, plus information on everything from where to find census information to tracking down convict records
19mm X 24.5mm, soft cover, illustrations, index
ISBN 9781405038584, AUD$34.95

Published by
Macmillan Australia

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