Don Grant (Memorial) Lectures

2010 Family History Feast (L-R) Sr Ursula Gilbert (from Yarrawonga), Prof Geoffrey BLAINEY, Don GRANT

Since 1997 VAFHO has hosted the Don Grant Family History Lecture to promote family history education and provide interesting speakers on a variety of family history topics.  The Lecture is named in honour of the late Don Grant 1932-2011 (who was a living legend) – formerly of the State Library of Victoria (SLV), Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) and a committee member of the Victorian Association of Family History Organisations (VAFHO).  Read More – from The Don Grant Family History Lectures 1997-2006, published by VAFHO in 2008.  All lectures and presenters since 1997 are shown below.

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2017 - Land and Families: European land settlement in Victoria, 1850–1940 - Dr Charles Fahey
2016 - ‘Grannie’ Ferris: midwife, nurse, doctor and undertaker - Susie Zada
2015 - Bringing the war home: Repatriation records and the family historian - Professor Bruce Scates
2014 - FamilySearch - Jenny Harkness
2013 - Research your military ancestors in Australia - Lt Col Neil C Smith AM
2012 - Family Secrets: Vandemonians in Victoria - Professor Janet McCalman AC
2011 - Storming the Barricades - The Family History Revolution - Dr Andrew Lemon
2010 - Victoria in the 19th Century - Everyday life and family history - Professor Geoffrey Blainey
2009 - Family History & Women's History: Critical Intersections - Professor Patricia Grimshaw
2008 - Moving Stories: British Migrant Women & Family Life in Post-War Australia - Professor Alistair Thomson
2007 - Speed-relating: family history in a digital age - Professor Graeme Davison
2006 - Great Expectations and Hard Times - Helen Doxford Harris OAM
2005 - Their Family Histories Liveth for Evermore: Remembering the Great War - Dr Tanja Luckins
2004 - Family History and the changing face of State Archives since 1974 and into the future - Shauna Hicks
2003 - Changes and Challenges at the State Library of Victoria - Anne-Marie Schwirtlich
2002 - Point Henry: The Right Place at the Right Time - Susie Zada
2001 - It Gets Easier Every Day - Michael Gandy
2000 - Amusing Recollections of a Bungling Researcher - Sue McBeth
1999 - Ship Ahoy - Ken Shewan
1998 - Impact on Family Historians of the Redevelopment of The State Library of Victoria - Frances Awcock
1997 - Partnerships and Plans - The Public Record Office Victoria 1977-1996 - The Don Grant Years - Ross Gibbs