State Records, like other archives, is keen to promote its collection to the public. One way it does this is through talks to groups from local and family history societies and libraries. One such talk was given at Newcastle Region Library for Seniors Week on Wednesday 20 March 2013 by Janette Pelosi, Senior Archivist, Context and Documentation. Janette is project coordinator for Sentenced beyond the Seas: Australia’s early convict records and her talk featured many stories from these recently digitised convict records.
As part of the promotion for the talk the Library arranged for Janette to be interviewed by Carol Duncan (@carolduncan) (Afternoons) on 1233 ABC Newcastle Radio (@1233Newcastle) on Tuesday 19 March 2013. A big thanks to 1233 ABC Newcastle for allowing State Records to provide the interview online.
- If the radio player fails to embed please follow this link to download Janette_Pelosi_State_Records_ 19Mar2013_ABC_Radio_Newcastle
Note: Sentenced beyond the Seas – the story so far
Sentenced beyond the Seas has been promoted through an exhibition of the First Fleet Indents at Parliament House . Articles on this convict digitisation project have appeared in Descent, Inside History Magazine and on the Australian Geographic web site. There have been talks to the Botany Bay Family History Society (14 February), the Society of Australian Genealogists (16 February), Newcastle Region Library (20 March) and Windsor Library (10 April) as well as media such as the Sydney Morning Herald ‘Stay in Touch’ and ‘Column 8’ as well as local papers such as the Lithgow Mercury. State Records press releases resulted in radio interviews on ABC Riverina, 630 ABC News Radio Sydney, ABC South East and ABC Newcastle. The project has even received a favourable mention in NSW Parliament (Hansard: State_Records_Legislative_Council_20130312 .)