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Memento : Issue 29
at the Archives faces at the Archives faces at the Despite the rainy weather, more than 450 visitors turned up at our Canberra building for the Multicultural Family History Fair. There was something for everyone – keynote speakers, citizenship ceremonies, dance performances, research talks, photographs, and advice from family history organisations. Summer scholars Catherine Mann from the University of Sydney and Damien Williams from the University of Melbourne spent six weeks at the Archives in Canberra completing research projects based on records in our collection. Catherine located and identified various menus in the collection while Damien investigated child endowment policy. Their work will feature in our websites and exhibitions. Assistant Director-General Anne Lyons greeting Kelebogile Kgabi, Director, Boswana National Archives & Records Services and Luke Wanjau, Principal Records Manager, Botswana National Archives & Records Services. The Botswana National Archives visited the Archives to find out more about our recordkeeping systems. Artist Antonia Chaffey, the great-granddaughter of William Chaffey (on screen, left) in front of the interactive display ‘Dreams’ at the launch of Just Add Water: Schemes and Dreams for a Sunburnt Country. William Chaffey and his brother George (on screen, right) brought irrigation to Mildura in the 1880s. ‘Dreams’ tells the story of Antonia’s return to Mildura over 100 years later and her artistic response to the transformed landscape. Autumn–Winter 2005 MEMENTO 15