About

We help you find interesting details about your long lost relatives, buildings, homes, or old mines.

We access the archives and more.

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Derek Reid

Historical researcher

Derek Reid is the researcher behind The History Detective, he has had an interest in Victorian history for 30+ years.  This started with an interest in the mining history of central Victoria and developed to include the history of families, houses and land research, as well as that of the mines and miners, including mining accidents within Victoria.

We aim to bring you clarity and help you with your research. Our purpose is to help you.

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More info

If there is any other historical research projects that you need assistance with, but cannot find it listed on the website, feel free to get in contact with me.

I have a lot of skills that could be of use to you or an organisation that you are involved with, some of these include:

  • Historical related talks
  • Project management – do you have a historical related event you need help with organising or running.
  • Historical research of a locality or specific topic

I am happy to discuss pricing with you for any of your specific historical research needs.

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We can help you find what you are looking for.