Love Australian History? Get “Traces”

If you love Australian history and/or genealogy, let me introduce you to “Traces“. Traces is a brand spanking new Australian genealogy and history magazine.

Traces magazine, Issue 1

It is exciting to have a new magazine available, because we’ve seen far too many disappear over the past few years, which no doubt is a sign of the times. Anyway call me old fashioned, but I’m a physical paper magazine lover, and I still get excited when a new issue arrives in the mail.

As for what it’s about, the magazine states that …

“Traces magazine is for anyone interested in this country’s history, from ancient Indigenous heritage to European settlement, local history, artefacts and family genealogy.

Launched in December 2017, Traces is the only quarterly printed magazine dedicated to providing its readers with insight into the latest historical research, news, events and heritage projects taking place around Australia. The expert voices of historians, researchers, heritage professionals, genealogists and journalists uncover the fascinating characters and stories of our past.”

Anyway Issue 1 (or Volume 1 as they actually call it) of Traces magazine is an awesome read. As with most of the genie mags I get, I’ve read it from cover to cover. Basically you’ll find 64 pages of interesting, well-written articles.

Some of the topics covered in Issue 1 are …
– Getting started on your family tree
– the wrecking of the ‘Batavia’
– Indigenous convicts
– the Brennan & Geraghty’s Store Museum which really is ‘a store that time forgot’
– discover the history of Silverton, New South Wales
– Caring for your precious textiles
– learn how to date old photos through fashion
– read all about ‘the masher’
– info on the Historic Houses Association of Australia
– discover the wealth of history that is housed in the Prahran Mechanics Institute

Issue 1 hit the newsagents (and letterboxes) in December just before Christmas, and as it is a quarterly magazine, I assume we’ll see Issue 2 arrive sometime in March 2018.

The price of AUD$9.95 per issue is certainly well worth the cost, and of course it is cheaper if you take out a subscription anyway.

For anyone who loved Inside History Magazine, you will love Traces just as much!

For more information, to subscribe, or buy a copy of Traces (if your local newsagent doesn’t stock them) be sure to check out:, and follow them on Facebook to keep up with the latest Australian history-related news.

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