Curious about the history of your house?
You can use books, journals and photographs to identify architectural features to date a house. You can even trace past occupants and the development of the surrounding area over time, using maps, directories and electoral rolls. By exploring the Library's collection and working through examples, this webinar will show you how to trace the history of your house.
Contents: 00:00 - Title 00:07 - Introduction 02:13 - Observing your house's physical characteristics 03:40 - Colonial style 04:46 - Victorian style 05:49 - Federation style 07:12 - California Bungalow style 08:29 - Art Deco style 09:26 - Post-War style 11:23 - Modern style 12:30 - Queenslander style 13:51 - Finding resources about Australian house styles 18:02 - Finding images of houses in the National Library of Australia's catalogue 21:26 - Finding information about the history of a town 28:06 - Finding information about people who lived in a house 33:19 - Finding information in post office directories 37:37 - Finding maps 39:15 - Using maps: case study 41:50 - Finding information in newspapers 47:55 - Conclusion
Resources that can help you with your research:
Resources used in the video:
- 14:20 - National Trust - Australian House Styles
- 15:18 - Heritage Council of Victoria, What house Is That?
- 28:20 - FAQ: How do I trace the history of my house?
- 35:08 - Wise's New South Wales Post Office Directory
National Library of Australia resources:
- National Library of Australia homepage
- National Library Catalogue
- Ask a Librarian
- Get a Library Card
- Past webinars
- Use and re-use of Library material