Researching family history with the Torres News
The Torres News is a fantastic resource for Torres Strait Islanders researching their family history. This newspaper has been digitised and is available online on Trove Newspapers.
Here I am going to demonstrate a basic family history search. First I will search the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Mura Collections Catalogue - Australian Biographical Index (ABI).
For example let's search for Tom Sebasio in AIATSIS Mura catalogue.
Once in Trove Newspapers I can search for the article using the information from Mura, or use the date of publication to view the full edition.
The article tells me that Lieutenant Tom Sebaisio was 1 of 1000 soldiers who took part in the Army's 100th Birthday Celebrations in Canberra. Tom was part of a contingent from 51 FNQR who took part in a parade of colours at the event in 2001.
Tania Schafer - Librarian, State Library of Queensland