History Group Meeting News
~8th September 2004 ~
MEETING DATES 2004
Every 2nd Wednesday commencing at 10am, Tebbutt Room, Windsor Central Library, Dight Street, Windsor.
CAPTAIN MICHAEL HOGAN (1766-1833) & THE "MARQUIS CORNWALLIS" TALK
Hawkesbury Historical Society invites interested persons to attend a special evening to meet Michael Styles from Washington Virginia USA who is going to talk about Captain Michael Hogan (1766-1833) on Wednesday 29th September 2004 at 7.30pm in the Tebbutt Room at Windsor Central Library. Captain Michael Hogan was the Captain of the "Marquis Cornwallis" which brought many Irish convicts and dissidents to the colony in 1796. Captain Hogan bought a 400 acre farm which he named "Cornwallis Farm" and left Mark Flood as overseer when he left the colony. Hogan led a most interesting life and his great great great grandson has published his life story, which will be available for sale for $40.
REUNIONS JOSEPH WRIGHT & ELEANOR GOTT FAMILY REUNION
A reunion is to be held for the descendants of Joseph Wright (Scarborough 1788) & Ellen Gott (Neptune 1790) on the Sunday 28th November 2004 11am - 4pm at Maraylya Community Hall, Boundary Road, at Maraylya. Associated families include: Buckridge, Griggs, Holland, Allen, Maher, Huggins, Hobbs, Carr, Harcourt. Facilities available on site are Electric Barbecues, Children's Playground, Ceiling Fans, Hot Water, Microwave, Refrigerator, Clean Toilets, Tables & Chairs. BYO Food & Drink. For further details, please contact : Brian Hobbs Email firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile 0411776090 or Robynne Winley Email email@example.com Ph (02) 4572 8567.
HAWKESBURY CRIER - INCREASE
Please note as of the September issue of the Hawkesbury Crier, the price will now be $2.50 per issue or $18 per annum.
James & Sarah McCooey Family Reunion at Penrith on the 15th & 16th January 2005. James (Isabella 1822) & Sarah & family (Thomas 1826) Contact Ms Patricia McCooey 11 Sorrell Place, Queanbeyan 2620 (02) 62975265 firstname.lastname@example.org
JOHN NICHOLS FAMILY REUNION
John Nichols Family Society reunion in Coffs Harbour on Sunday 19th September for First Fleeter John Nichols & Ann nee Pugh. Contact Robyn Melise Condliffe 28 Sandpiper Crescent, Boambee East 2452 (02) 66533615 email@example.com
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/
It is particularly useful when undertaking any research to read widely about a subject and delve into a range of material. Family History is no different and there are a wide range of subjects that family historians are interested in as a result of their research. Check the catalogue at http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/ for more information. Lending items can be reserved online (if you are a member and have pin) If you would like a pin number see library staff or ring 4560-4460.
The following items may be of interest :-
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.
Descendants of Thomas Parnell and Elizabeth Griffiths ~ http://members.ozemail.com.au/~sealark/index.html
Local and trade directories from England and Wales. 18th -20th century ~ http://www.historicaldirectories.org/
BBC audio archive ~ http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/audiointerviews/
Costume making and textiles ~ http://www.sca.london.on.ca/links/sewing.html
Ancestry - GEDCOMs & Other Genealogical Files ~ http://www.ancestry.com/learn/learning/gedcoms.htm
Australian Naturalisation records online ~ http://www.coraweb.com.au/naturalisation.htm
White Ensign Southern Cross 1788 - 1913 ~ http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~ausnavy/
~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~
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