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Writing the History of Deviot
November 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
JILL CASSIDY will speak on ‘Writing the History of Deviot’.
Sunday November 17th, 2019 starting at 2:00 pm in the Meeting Room at the QV Museum at Inveresk.
Christmas afternoon tea will be served. All welcome.
LHS members free, $4.00 for non-members.
In 2002, Jill Cassidy & her late husband Mike moved to Deviot and Jill immediately became interested in the history of the area. When she found very little written history she decided to hold a conference to get more information. The conference was successful but was largely focused on the 20th century.
Notwithstanding the wonders of Trove, discovering information about the nineteenth century proved to be more difficult than she imagined, but a series of breakthroughs finally allowed her to write the first chapter of her book, Deviot Talks.
Jill Cassidy worked for 20 years in the History department of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. On retirement she was made an Honorary Research Officer. She is President of Oral History Tasmania and Vice-President of Oral History Australia.