Workshop: Researching the History of Your House @Gunning Library

Keswick, Gunning. Built 1926 by F.J. Caldwell

Tomorrow I am running a free community workshop at the Gunning Library from 2pm until 4pm. The workshop will cover the use of Six Maps, the Historical Land Records Viewer, and Trove


I became interested in the history of our house, Keswick, and spent many late nights discovering all the wonderful things about Gunning and especially our home. Eventually, I found the article below on Trove, which puts the approval of the plans at 8th June 1926. 

This was later confirmed when we were renovating and we uncovered a signature, "F.J. Caldwell 1926", confirming the build date.

The plans for Keswick were approved by the Gunning Shire Council on 8 June 1926

I met many others who were interested in local and family history and I asked the Gunning Library if they were interested in community workshops using the many wonderful public resources we have such as the National Library of Australia's Trove, the National Archives of Australia and the Australian War Memorial records, and now I delve into Six Maps and the Historical Land Records Viewer.

To date, we have had a full house at the first two events and apparently we are booked out for tomorrow's, too. If anyone would like to attend a future workshop, please let the Gunning Library know. I aim to run at least two workshops per year.

Gunning Public Library: Officially opened on Friday 17 July 1925 as the Gunning Centenary Literary Institute, albeit some three years after the centenary. At the opening, Sir Austin Chapman, MHR from Eden-Monaro took the opportunity to criticise the Victoria Government over their opposition to the location of Canberra. Photo CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia/@Mattinbgn

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