History Group Meeting News
MEETING DATES 2011
Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library
"War comes to Australia" World War II - February 2012
The "War comes to Australia" World War II 70th anniversary tour 17 - 22 February 2012. For 6 days/5 nights travel to various museums and important historical sites in and around Darwin and participate in the town's celebrations on 19 February. Organised by Unlock the Past - see website for further information, updates and bookings www.unlockthepast.com.au/Darwin2012
13th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry Adelaide 2012
The 13th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry 2012 will be held at Adelaide Convention Centre 28 to 31 March 2012. Great program with an interesting array of International and Australian speakers. More information contact Congress 2012, C/- SAGHS, GPO, Box 592, Adelaide SA 5001 or http://www.congress2012.org.au/
Assistance needed for Hawkesbury River research
Researchers Bruce Simmons and Jenny Scott have requested assistance with their project on the Hawkesbury River. The two researchers from University of Western Sydney (UWS) are looking back (as far back as it takes) to understand historic life on the Hawkesbury River. They are interested in any published family stories, letter and diaries containing information on peoples relationship to the river, how they valued it and how they saw the condition (or health) of the river. This could include any of the following information:
This information and contemporary studies on the river will be used to guide future sustainable management of the river. We would be grateful for any information and sources used will be fully acknowledged. Their contact details are: Bruce Simmons | Adjunct Associate Professor | School of Natural Sciences, University of Western Sydney | Locked Bag 1797 | PENRITH SOUTH DC NSW 1797. T: 61 2 45 701847 | F: 61 2 45 701787 | M: 0406022810 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming home @ Brewongle/Sackville Reach School Tuesday 15 November 10am
Reminder that Sackville Reach Public School (now Brewongle Environmental Education Centre) is celebrating the “coming home” of the row boat that was used to ferry students across the river in the early 1900s. If you have any photos that may contribute to our history here at Brewongle please bring them on the day and staff will scan on the spot. All welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Enquiries contact Shelley 4579 1136 or E: email@example.com
The Hawkesbury Crier is the Group's quarterly newsletter. It is produced March, June, September and December. Over 100 copies are sent to subscribers all over the country and exchanged with over 200 family history groups all over Australia and NZ. If you are conducting research and have an enquiry and want to make contact with other researchers, please feel free to submit your free enquiries or details of family reunions to be published. Articles about family history research are also welcome. These can be submitted by attaching article and relevant images to an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org A list of source references should also be supplied.
The Hawkesbury Family History Group produces a free monthly new sheets. Archived copies (from 2002) can be accessed at www.hfhg.hawkesbury.net.au Items can be submitted for the Meeting News and the deadline is the 1st Wednesday of the month for publication in time for each meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month. Enquiries, family and items of interest (including information about new resources and websites) are welcome.
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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