History Group Meeting News
MEETING DATES 2015
Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library
Topic is ‘The life of Francis Greenway’ where author Alasdair McGregor will discuss the life of convict architect, Francis Greenway (the focus of his recent publication) and the chaos of the building of Windsor’s historic St. Matthews Church of England. Meeting Wednesday 10 June 10-11.30am. All welcome.
Hawkesbury “Letters from the front” display is on in the Library until 31 May
RESEARCHING CONVICTS CLASS
Wednesday 24 June 6.30-8.30pm Most family historians are thrilled to find a convict in the tree. Find out what resources are available and some helpful hints for researching your convict. $10 bookings essential. Left: Convicts in New Holland / drawing by Felipe Bauz. Courtesy Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW
CROSS-FLOOD REUNION 28 JUNE 2015
The CROSS-FLOOD Association is holding their 9th Reunion in the Ebenezer Uniting Church grounds on Sunday 28 June 2015, 10am. Charles CROSS & Rose FLOOD who arrived on the 'Neptune' lived in the Hawkesbury and raised 6 children. Their descendants number 35,000+ today. Other names include DOUGLASS, RICHARDSON, ROSE & HAYES. The theme of this Reunion is the displaying memorabilia of those of the family who served in World War 1. Contact details can be found in this newsletter http://goo.gl/XrCNcV - see p. 8
COBCROFT FAMILY REUNION 27-28 JUNE 2015
Cobcroft descendants are planning to celebrate 225 years in Australia with a reunion on the weekend of 27-28 June 2015 in St John’s Church grounds, Wilberforce. For more info Warren Luxford E:firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Cobcroft facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/131206405531/
Library members can now download a selection of free magazines via Zinio. Go to Library webpage http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/services/places-and-facilities/cultural/hawkesbury-city-council-library Titles of interest include Inside History, Who do you think you are? and Your family tree.
Library Museum Gallery What's On June 2015 - August 2015 now available. Printed copies in Library or http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/68850/LMG-Whats-On-June-August-2015.pdf
KEEP THE DATE - SATURDAY 20 JUNE
10th Birthday anniversary of Library & Gallery in the Deerubbin Centre is planned Saturday 20 June 10am-3pm. Join us for a family fun day as we celebrate turning 10! Lots of FREE activities throughout the day.
The Western Sydney reading room of State Records will be closed Tuesday 19 May 2015 until 1pm due to official launch of State Records new exhibition, Public Service / War Service.
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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