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Publications of the FAHS

Looking to the future

The book "Looking to the future: the collection of cultural material byhistorical societies", by Bronwyn Wilson, was published by the FAHS in 2000 in hard-copy format. Its contents are as follows:

Foreword
Why collect material?
Points to address when collecting material
Collection management policy
What do we collect?
The care of cultural material
Case studies
   'Junk' mail and catalogues
   Real estate brochures
   Flyers, posters and programs
   Newspapers
   Commercial documents and organisation records
   Photographs and photography
   Electronic media
      Video tape
      Audio tape
      The Internet
   Personal Writings
   Displays and exhibitions
Reference list and online sources
Contributing societies

"Looking to the future" may be accessed by clicking on the following link:
"Looking to the future: the collection of cultural material by historical societies"

"Looking to the future" may be downloaded free of charge as a PDF file (655 KB) by clicking on the following link:
Looking to the future: the collection of cultural material by historical societies, by Bronwyn Wilson (2000).

FAHS Heritage Handbook

The book "FAHS Heritage Handbook: a guide for historical societies", by Judy Gale Rechner, was published by the FAHS in 2002 in hard-copy format. Its contents were as follows:

Introduction
   Guides for heritage protection
   Problems with terminology
   Identification and protection
   Agencies: statutory
   Agencies non statutory
   National grants and funding sources
Commonwealth Government
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia

The Handbook was revised by Judy Gale Rechner in 2010 and has been reformatted for the web and incorporated into this website and may be accessed via the following link:
Heritage identification and protection.

Publishing history

The book "Publishing history: a guide for historical societies", by Helen Doyle and Katya Johansen, was published by the FAHS in 2006 in hard-copy format. Its contents are as follows:

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Planning your project
2. How to publish
3. Drawing up a budget
4. Contracting an author
5. The components of a history book
6. A picture is worth a thousand words
7. Editing and design
8. Identification and access requirements
9. Selling the finished product
Further reading
   Local history research and writing
   General Australian history references
   Writing and publishing guides
   Other useful references and further reading
   Useful websites
   Examples of local history publications
   Examples of electronic history publishing

"Publishing history" may be downloaded free of charge as a PDF file (925 KB) by clicking on the following link:
Publishing history: a guide for historical societies (2006).

There are a few hard copies of "Publishing history" remaining from the 2006 print run. These may be ordered by sending a cheque for $12 (postage and packing included) to the FAHS.

Heritage tourism in Australia

The book "Heritage tourism in Australia: a guide for historical societies", by Dr. Dianne Snowden, was published by the FAHS in 2008 in electronic format. Its contents are as follows:

Forword
Acknowledgments
Structure
Introduction
Ch.1: Don't reinvent the wheel
Ch.2: Historical societies and heritage tourism
Ch.3: Partnerships and strategies
Ch.4: Devising heritage walks and other heritage activities for visitors
Ch.5: Promoting the heritage of the local community and its region
Ch.6: Running historical museums and preparing heritage displays
Ch.7: Publishing pamphlets and other heritage materials for tourists
Ch.8: Producing heritage signs
Conclusion: Loving it to death - Sustainable Heritage Tourism
Appendix: Useful contacts
References

"Heritage tourism in Australia" may be downloaded free of charge as a PDF file (1.88 MB) by clicking on the following link:
Heritage tourism on Australia: a guide for historical societies (2008).