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Roses from the Heart

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Special Convict SIG guest speakerConvict Bonnet

Dr Christina Henri will be the guest speaker at the WAGS Convict Group AGM meeting on Sunday 13 April 2014; the topic is "Pride in our History".

This is one talk not to be missed - we are expecting a great roll up for this special Event, so please register on the WAGS Event Calendar item - Log in & go to bottom of the event page to register.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 22:27


WAGS is Best FHS Website

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GRA 2013 Large FirstIt's official - WAGS is the Best WebsiteGRA 2013 Best Site - WAGS

Message from the President - It is my pleasure to announce that the WAGS website (wags.org.au) has won the Geoff Riggs Award 2013 from the Federation of Family History Societies (UK).

Congratulations to Chris Loudon, our webmaster, and all the members who help to update the website. WAGS is the winner of the Large Society category as well as being declared Overall Winner.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 23:26


WAGS in the Mags

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Inside History Magazine WAGS articleGeorge BARRY -Lonely Grave at Mulwarrie, Western Australia

The March-April Issue of Inside History Magazine has an article on WAGS.

The item, in interview style with WAGS President Liana Fitzpatrick, features the WA historical context and highlights two of our current projects, the Western Australian Lonely Graves and the Gallipoli dead from Western Australia.


Who's This Then?

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Special Library Display, March 2014Sphinx

There is more to this image than meets the eye - keep watching for a special announcement.

Our ever busy Librarian has been gathering the troops.

We now have on display our the newly acquired image of the 11th Battalion A.I.F. on the Great Pyramid of Giza (Cheops). This iconic photo will soon be hanging in the Library, but for the moment is part of the monthly library display table along with some of the military books available in the WAGS Library. See image below...

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 March 2014 22:26


Scottish Diaspora

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2014 is Homecoming Yearjames drummond by moore

A Western Australian contribution to The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is being submitted by the WAGS Scottish Interest Group (SIG), for James Drummond (1784-1863). This  portrait by Mary Moore hangs in the Agricultural Hall of Fame at the Perth Showgrounds.

James Drummond arrived with Governor Stirling in 1829 at the Swan River Colony on the Parmelia. Drummond was soon following his passion for botany, initially as the Government Naturalist looking after the government gardens until he was officially appointed as the Government Botanist.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 March 2014 21:21


The Old and the New

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New Associate MembersGenealogy Just Got Better

Welcome to the Old and the New

Two new Local History collections libraries from both ends of the city have joined WAGS as Associate Members.

To the south in the old port City of Fremantle, the Local History Library has joined WAGS.

To the North, in the new and thriving City of Joondalup, the Local and Family History Library has also joined WAGS.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 13:05


Library Lovers' Day - Feb 14th

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Forget Valentine's Day!Library Lovers Display - Feb 14 2014 - WAGS Library

February 14th has been renamed Library Lovers' Day - Join the Library Lovers world wide & support your Library, especially WAGS Library.

There is a special display organised by our own Super Librarian - Thank you Julie.

Come along and use the WAGS Library resources at Bayswater, but not just on Feb 14th. Any day is a good day for Library Lovers.


Anglican Baptisms 1926-84

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South West Churches - Baptismal Registers IndexSt Mary's Anglican Church, Cowaramup, Western Australia

Parish of Augusta-Margaret River, Diocese of Bunbury - This index covers churches across the South-West of Western Australia from Augusta in the south, north to Metricup.

Now available in the Members Only Area (MOA) the index includes details of interest to the family historian, and covers the following 7 churches...

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 22:07


Lonely Graves - Update Jan '14

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WA History in the makingLG-WALKER Roy Lionel

Have you had a look at our WA Lonely Graves website yet?

The website has been going ahead in leaps and bounds, thanks to some hard working WAGS members beavering away in the background. We have now uploaded 420+ images for surnames from each of the letters in the alphabet (except for the X's, Y's and Z's for which we do not have any images).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 20:47


Paddington Lane Walk Through

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1924 tour of London 1926-London Buses

The first colour film of London is a great reminder of what things were like at the time.

This film is part of a series by colour film inventor Claude Friese-Greene, released by the London Screen Archives and restored by the BFI National Archive. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:10


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