Guest Speaker at India Group

20th March 2023
By Engagement Committee
Money, Missionaries, Madness and Murder: biographical sources for British women in India 1860-1900

At the India Special Interest Group meeting on 1 April 2023 we will be welcoming  Dr Anne-Marie Schwirtlich to discuss her work Researching the experiences of British women who were widowed in India between 1860 and 1900.

Dr Schwirtlich consulted a wide variety of contemporary sources in order to glean biographical information about 260 widows. Her presentation will introduce a few of these widows and some of the sources essential to her research. 

Before retiring in 2017 Anne-Marie worked on the other side of the reference desk beginning, several decades ago, at the National Archives of Australia and the Australian War Memorial and then as State Librarian and CEO of the State Library of Victoria and Director-General of the National Library of Australia.

 Following the presentation and questions there will be tea and cake (and Indian sweets) so we will have the opportunity to discuss all things related to Indian research.

Attendance at Special Interest Group Meetings is open and free for all members of Family History ACT.

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