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Soldier settlement schemes seminar via zoom
November 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
A joint presentation with the Genealogical Society of Victoria and the RHSV.
We are delighted that Dr Charles Fahey has agreed to deliver this seminar on Soldier Settlement Schemes.
The Soldier Settlement Schemes encompassed thousands of World War One returned soldiers who occupied farming land on conditional purchase leases across Victoria between 1919 and the 1960s. If you are researching family or Australian history this talk will help you understand the individual experience of a soldier settler, as well as the historical context of the Victorian Soldier Settlement Scheme. The talk will make special use of files from the parishes of Wagant and Kulwin to illustrate the information and stories to be found in vast archive left by the settlers.
Dr Charles Fahey joined Latrobe University in 1990 after briefly teaching history at the University of Tasmania in Launceston. He taught history at La Trobe University, in Bendigo, Melbourne and Shepparton until his retirement in 2018. His research explores Australian Labor, rural and mining history. He is the author of many Victorian rural histories and articles (a list of articles can be found here). Before becoming an academic, he was employed as a historian with the Victorian Government, where he worked on the conservation of historic sites on Crown land and the history of Victorian forestry. The unit Charles worked with was also responsible for transferring the vast archive of Solder Settler files to PROV.
This is a free Zoom presentation. Please register here and the Zoom log-in details will be sent to you 24 hours before the event.