Heritage Seminars

5th of March 2014

Heritage Seminars

Researching, Writing and Publishing Local History Seminars

Early next year, Council is hosting a number of seminars aimed to develop and / or increase the skills of individuals, groups or organisations researching and writing local histories about Ipswich.

Each seminar will focus on practical and easy methods used in local history and family history writing and publishing.

These seminars, conducted by professional historians, will provide valuable insight into the four primary stages of writing a local or family history.

Participants will receive a handout based on each workshop topic.

Bookings are essential as numbers are limited.


Barry Jones Auditorium


$5 per seminar

Seminar Program:

8.45am Registration

9.00am Seminar commences

10.15am Question time and close

10.30am Morning Tea

Seminar 1 - Planning and Research

Date: 4 February 2014

Facilitator: Robyn Buchanan

Seminar 2 - Writing and Referencing

Date: 4 March 2014

Facilitator: Robyn Buchanan

Seminar 3 - Formatting

Date: 1 April 2014

Facilitator: Toni Risson

Seminar 4 - Publishing and Promoting your Publication

Date: 6 May 2014

Facilitator: Toni Risson

Robyn Buchanan

Robyn Buchanan is a professional historian who undertakes specialised work in historic research and writing, editing and publishing of multimedia content.

Toni Risson

Toni Risson is an author with a background in the visual arts. She wrote her PhD thesis about Australian confectionary and published "Aphrodite and the Mixed Grill: Greek Cafes in Twentieth-Century Australia".