History Group Meeting News
~January 2005 ~
MEETING DATES 2005
Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library
Don't forget the theme for the meeting on Wednesday, 9 March 2005 will be "Notorious or Meritorious Women in our family history" and I would like volunteers to give a 5 minute presentation on a woman that has had impact on their lives...it could be great grandmother or a local pioneer. Can you please let me know if you are interested in participating by phone 4560-4466, mail PO Box 146, Windsor 2756 or email email@example.com by the 10th February 2005.
NEXT MEETING - 9 FEBRUARY 2005
The first Hawkesbury Family History Group meeting for 2005 will take place on Wednesday 9 February 2005. Andy Macqueen will address the Family History Group on the topic of his new book 'Somewhat perilous: the journeys of Singleton, Parr, Howe, Myles and Blaxland in the Northern Blue Mountains'. The book deals with the attempts by Europeans to find a way from the Hawkesbury to the Hunter in the period 1817 to 1824. Until now too little credit has been given to the involvement of Aboriginal people. In fact, the first party to establish a viable route was an all-Aboriginal party acting on the Governor's direction. Andy has discovered an expedition preceding that of William Parr, previously thought to be the first European into the area. 'Somewhat perilous' is Andy's 3rd book on the Blue Mountains region. His interest in history arose from his enthusiasm for bushwalking & exploring, which goes back some 40 years. One of his gt-gt-grandfathers was the Rev George Augustus Middleton, who accompanied John Blaxland on his expeditions to the Hunter & another gt-gt-grandfather was Frederick Robert D'Arcy one of Major Mitchell's surveyors, & was the first European to explore the gorges of the Colo River. Copies of the book will be available from the author, after the talk.
NEW CEMETERIES ADDED TO ONLINE INDEX
A number of new additions have been made to the Hawkesbury on the Net
Cemetery Register project at www.hawkesbury.net.au/cemetery/index.html
Cemeteries are being photographed & transcribed with information made
NEW ITEM AVAILABLE
Richmond-Tweed Regional Library is proud to announce the release of a
new publication. "An index to The Clarence & Richmond
Examiner" Book 2. 1870-1876. compiled & indexed by Jean McNaught.
Cost is $44.00 per copy
NEW LOCAL STUDIES ITEMS
New Local Studies items now available to consult in the Local Studies Collection at Windsor Central Library. To check the Library catalogue online go to http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/
St. Gregory's Catholic Church, Kurrajong / CRANE RL283.9441 CRA
Reminscences of a Fun'gi : story of a community that mushroomed / MILLER RL635.80994 MIL
Historical walk of Kurrajong with Ken Bennet on behalf of Kurrajong-Comleroy Historical Society / RL994.42 BEN
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. Richmond also has access, for bookings phone 4578 2002.
Victorian London ~ http://www.victorianlondon.org/
Old Bailey Proceedings Online Project (available for 1674 to 1834) ~ http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/about/
Australian shipping 1788-1968 ~ http://www.blaxland.com/ozships/page.htm
Preservation Directory ~ www.preservationdirectory.com/
Chronological History of Mental Health in NSW ~ http://www.cs.nsw.gov.au/Mhealth/documents/nsw_chronology.htm
New Zealand Genealogy Sites Online ~ http://www.angelfire.com/bc/Vincina/index.html
~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~
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