Janette Pelosi

Janette Pelosi

PHA NSW Accreditation

Professional Member

About

Award

Winner, Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) Mander Jones Award 2012 Category 6: Best article or chapter about archives written by an Australian in a journal or newspaper or within an anthology / monograph not primarily intended for archivists or records managers, for ‘Submitted for Approval of the Colonial Secretary’

Highly Commended, Mander Jones Awards 2012 Category 3: Best finding aid to an archival collection held by an Australian institution or about Australia, as Project Coordinator for State Records NSW’s digitisation project ‘Sentenced beyond the Seas: Australia’s early convict records’.

Winner, Rockdale City Council’s Ron Rathbone Local History Prize 2008 for The Rockdale Volunteer Fire Brigade [unpublished historical essay]

Professional Affiliations

Professional Member of the Australian Society of Archivists Inc.
Professional Member of the Professional Historians Association.

Position

Director, Society of Australian Genealogists, 2012-

Publications/Past Work

Publications

‘A theatrical meteor’, Francis Nesbitt McCron (c.1808-1853) and his travels from the old world to the Australian colonies and the San Francisco goldfields’, Popular Entertainment Studies, Vol. 6 No. 1 (March 2015), pp. 5-25.

‘Submitted for Approval of the Colonial Secretary’: popular entertainment in the State Archives, 1828-1856’,  Chapter 7 (pp.83-100) and Appendix A, Plays Submitted to the Colonial Secretary, NSW, Australia 1841-1856 (pp.244-249) in A World of Popular Entertainments: an edited volume of critical essays, ed. by Gillian Arrighi and Victor Emeljanow. Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.

‘Lost & Found – Reinstating Playwright Edward Geoghegan (1813-1869) and his Most Controversial Play, The Hibernian Father (1844)’, Joint paper with Dr Gay Lynch, Flinders University, in Language and Power in the Celtic World: Papers from the Seventh Australian Conference of Celtic Studies, The University of Sydney, 30 September-2 October 2010, ed. by Anders Ahlqvist and Pamela O'Neill. Sydney, Celtic Studies Foundation, University of Sydney, 2011.

‘Governor Macquarie’s impact on recordkeeping’, Journal of Australian Colonial History, Vol. 12 (2010), pp. 216-222.

‘Wanted Women’, History: Magazine of the Royal Australian Historical Society, No.99 (March 2009), p. 17.

‘Report: PHA Visit to the National Archives of Australia’, Phanfare: Newsletter of the Professional Historians’ Association (NSW), No.234 (January-February 2009), pp. 15-19.

‘Governor Macquarie’s impact on record keeping’, History: Magazine of the Royal Australian Historical Society, No. 86 (December 2005), pp. 10-11.

‘Ephemera at State Records’, History: Magazine of the Royal Australian Historical Society, No. 83 (December 2003), p. 15.

‘Colonial Drama Revealed, or Plays Submitted for Approval’, Margin: Life and Letters of Early Australia, No. 60 (July/August 2003), pp. 21-34. Available online.

Conference Papers

Sentenced beyond the Seas: digitising Australia’s early convict records’, Australian Historical Association Conference, University of Sydney, 8 July 2015.

‘A theatrical meteor’, Francis Nesbitt McCrone (1808-1853) and his travels from the old world to the Australian colonies and the San Francisco goldfields’. Another World of Popular Entertainments International Conference, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 12-14 June 2013.

‘Lost and Found — Reinstating Playwright Edward Geoghegan (c.1813-1869), ‘Author of The Hibernian Father’: Fallen Irish Son; Lapsed Physician; Unashamed Man of Mystery’. Seventh Australian Conference of Celtic Studies, University of Sydney, 29 September-2 October 2010.

‘‘Submitted for Approval of the Colonial Secretary’: popular entertainment in the State Archives, 1828-1856’,  A World of Popular Entertainments International Conference, 10-11 June 2009, hosted by the School of Drama, Fine Art and Music at the University of Newcastle.

‘Microfilming in a digital age: managing microfilming projects’. Australian Society of Archivists’ Conference Connections & Conversations: Archives at Work, Port Macquarie, 20 October 2006.