History Group Meeting News
MEETING DATES 2015
Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library
Kathy McKenzie is the guest speaker at the next meeting Wednesday 11 March 10-11.30am. She will be discussing 'Putty Tales and Trails' the subject of her recent book. She will discuss her research into the history of the township of Putty.
Make sure you check out the display of 1915 outfits in the Library cabinet. The World War 1 exhibition at the Hawkesbury Regional Museum 8 Baker Street Windsor is also now available to view
FAMILY HISTORY CLASS
Classes held Hawkesbury Library - phone 4560-4460 to book.
GENERATIONS MEETING ACROSS TIME 26-29 MARCH 2015
The 14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry which will be held in Canberra on 26-29 March 2015. It will bring together high quality Australian and international speakers and will provide opportunities for Congress participants to meet the speakers and to meet with other Congress participants who share the same interests and enthusiasm. Check the program and details now http://www.congress2015.org.au/
Library Museum Gallery What's On March 2015 - May 2015 now available. Printed copies in Library or http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/67225/2015-March-May-Whats-on.pdf
Expression of Interest for volunteers from the Hawkesbury Family History Group to write articles for the Hawkesbury Gazette during 2015. The articles are maximum 480 words, and require an appropriate illustration. The article must relate to the Hawkesbury, and not to be written about anyone who had been dead less than 50 years. Please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
ROYAL AFTERNOON TEA WITH DENNIS OVERTON SATURDAY 14 FEBRUARY AT 2PM
Kurrajong & Comleroy Historical Society are holding a Royal Afternoon Tea on Saturday 14 February at 2pm at the Uniting Church Hall in Richmond. Hear Dennis Overton talk about Windsor Castle and its secrets. Contact email@example.com or Carolynne 0417029685 RSVP 7 February.
LIONEL GILBERT 1924-2015
Well-known historian, Lionel Gilbert 1924-2015, associated with Armidale UNE; State Records NSW: Royal Australian Historical Society; Society of Australian Genealogist & Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney has passed away aged 90. Passionate about Australian history he was fascinated by the folk art and epitaphs in cemeteries. He was the author "A grave look at history" RL994 GIL and 994 GIL and "The last word: two centuries of Australian Epitaphs" RL929.50994 GIL these are available to read in the Local Studies Collection and lending collection.
SURFING THE INTERNET...SITES FOR FAMILY HISTORIANS
Members with internet access should check out the following interesting sites. The Library has free access to the internet, contact 4560 4460 for bookings at Windsor & 4578 2002 for Richmond bookings. If you have your own laptop we also have free wireless. The password is available from the Information Desk.
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