Using the Library
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Change lives, support Trove
Used by 22 million people annually, Trove provides Australians with easy access to history and culture.
Germanic customs and traditions
John Meredith explores tin kettling; wedding customs; Christmas trees; Father Christmas; pig killing; wursts and much more in his folklore collection.
Our Australian carol heritage
Christmas was one of the most cherished traditions that the early colonists brought with them to the antipodes.