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July 2019

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Decline of the Gaelic Language

Tuesday 16 July • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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A Melbourne Tartan Festival Special Event Dr. James Donaldson discusses the decline in the use of the Gaelic language between 1700 and 1850. The sharp decline in the use of the Gaelic language between 1700 and 1850 was but one consequence of the increased interaction of the Highlands with the vast transformations sweeping Europe and Great Britain at that time. Indeed, it was not only the continuing loss of the Gaelic language from many counties in Scotland, but the transformation…

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Workshop: Scottish Family History

Thursday 18 July • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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A Melbourne Tartan Festival Special Event In this workshop, designed for the beginners as well as for seasoned researchers, Dr. James Donaldson will share experiences of researching family history; to help others and to improve our techniques in opening up the past. There has been an increasing interest amongst Australians of Scottish heritage to discover their roots and cultural background. Many seek to build their family history trees, but even more importantly to “flesh out” the enriching background of their…

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