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Michelle Watson
Works at University of Newcastle
Attended University of Newcastle, Australia
Lives in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Education Administrator
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Committee servicing, report preparation and writing and integration of technology into teaching and administration
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  • University of Newcastle
    Education Administrator, present
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Need to email me?: laren.oz@gmail.com

Hi, my name is Michelle and I've always been interested in history. This has expressed itself in the practice and study history of  historical embroidery. My main focus is on pre-16th Century embroidery and needlework. More recently I have returned to my study of family and local history.
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  • University of Newcastle, Australia
    Classics and History, 1989 - 1994
    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Diploma of Educations
  • University of Dundee
    Family and Local History, 2010 - 2011
    Postgraduate Certificate in Family and Local History
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Dawn Service at Stockton, NSW, Australia. I think we had about 300 people attend.

#ANZACDay #Stockton #LestWeForget
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Did my first ever talk to another historical society today - Lake Macquarie Family History Group. It was on our World War One Photo Frame project. They were extremely welcoming and seemed to enjoy the talk. Great turn out for an Easter long weekend (you can't see from this photo). I had a great time and got some great tips for future research avenues.
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Map showing what appears to be allied trench system at Gallipoli including hand notations as to position of Turkish and German trenches, date unknown, scale 1:5000 yards
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+Damian De Virgilio - do you have any websites for people starting out with Italian genealogy? I only have the one Italian family and haven't really done any research due to language and access issues - Maddalena family from Gordevio, Ticino, Switzerland. 
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Lives of the First World War site now in beta, but I won't be participating. So far the site looks good, but all of a sudden this +Imperial War Museums project is now subscription based for "premium content"?? I've been looking forward to the launch of this site, however, all of a sudden there is talk of subscriptions for "premium content" (which doesn't appear to be defined anywhere). So we are being asked to help build the content/value of the site with transcriptions, linking transcriptions to data/evidence, uploading of images and documents, etc and then we will then have to pay to access it? That is bad enough, but the main commercial partner is DC Thompson, whose main genealogy website, FindMyPast is currently in meltdown over changes to the search function. Until some details are supplied about what constitutes "premium content" and costs of subscriptions, I won't be contributing to the site. I can work with my national archives and others in Australia where any contributions I make with be freely available.

#WW1  
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World War 1 map of Liaison Force - August 12 to 20, 1918 - shows front line 12 August 1918 and headquarters of Liaison Force, 13 American regiment and 13 Australian infantry brigade
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Great resource!!!
 
The National Library of Scotland has made available the Ordnance Survey Maps Six-inch for England and Wales for period 1842-1952.

The most comprehensive, topographic mapping covering all of England and Wales from the 1840s to the 1950s. Two editions for all areas, and then regular updates in the 20th century for urban or rapidly changing areas.
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Some interesting additions to Ancestry.com.au - New South Wales, Census and Population Books, 1811-1825. It covers many areas.

Of note for locals to Newcastle: Newcastle (Hunter River) Population Book, 1924

#Newcastle #NSW #History #genealogy  
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