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Tue 17 Feb 2015, 5:15pm–7:30pm

Where: Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV), A'Beckett Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: sam612

Is your New Year’s Resolution to finally sit down and write your family history? If “yes”, then make sure you don’t miss this informative session hosted by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria – “Writing an engaging family history or memoir”.

To be held on Tuesday 17 February at 5.45pm, journalist and author Iola Mathews OAM will give tips on researching, writing and publishing an absorbing family history or personal memoir.

Iola recently published Chequered Lives: John Barton Hack and Stephen Hack and the early days of South Australia about her pioneer ancestors. She has also published her own memoir - My Mother, My Writing and Me.

During the session, Iola will discuss:
- genealogy;
- research and resources;
- the importance of accuracy;
- preservation of your material; and
- tips on writing style.

She will also cover different forms of publication, from self-publishing to commercial publication.

“I passionately believe that everyone should leave behind something about themselves and their ancestors,” said Iola.

“There are now many ways of doing this, so I’m hoping our session will inspire guests to finally sit down and put pen to paper.”

About the event

Cost: $10 non-members; free for members of the RHSV

T: (03) 9326 9288

About the RHSV

Formed in 1909, the Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) is committed to collecting, researching and sharing an understanding of the history of Victoria. Housing the most extensive single information resource on the history of Melbourne and Victoria, collections are open Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm. The RHSV is a community organisation that relies on membership subscriptions. Join today and help promote and preserve the history of Victoria –

You can also keep up to date with the past via the RHSV’s Twitter and Facebook page.