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Family Journeys
Stories in the National Archives of Australia
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Embark on a family history journey…

The histories of nine Australian families are traced through records in the National Archives collection. We find out that gardening guru Jamie Durie has roots in Sri Lanka and England, and that Noni Hazlehurst comes from a talented family of theatre and radio performers who migrated to Australia as ‘ten-pound poms’. Scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki arrived in Australia in 1950 as a young child with parents who survived the Nazi concentration camps.

Annette Shun Wah tells how she was inspired by an old photo to track her family history to Hong Kong and China. A war bride’s story, the journeys of an Italian migrant family, an Indigenous-Filipino family and others are told in the book. There’s also advice on how to start your own family history journey.

Author: National Archives of Australia
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 116

ISBN 978 1 920807 60 3