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~10th April 2002 ~  

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10 APRIL 2002 JAN BARKLEY JACK New light on an old resting place*St. Matthew's Cemetery, Windsor revisited8
MAY 2002 MEMORIES OF A GRANDMOTHER? Presented by Members of the Group
12 JUNE 2002 TRIVIA QUIZ????
10 JULY 2002 LORRAINE STACKER Emu Plains Government Ag Establishment 1819-32
14 AUGUST 2002 GEOFFREY BURKHARDT 20th birthday celebrations
11 SEPTEMBER 2002 KEITH JOHNSON Sydney Burial Ground
9 OCTOBER 2002 CATHY McHARDY Did your relatives live in Sydney?
13 NOVEMBER 2002 tba
11 DECEMBER 2002 SHOW & TELL Plus Christmas Party

Hawkesbury Pioneer Register Vol. 2

The Hawkesbury Pioneer Register Vol. 2 is now available for sale. A big thanks to the volunteers who assisted packing the orders. John & Chesne Jones, Ernie Byrnes, Susan Bennett, John & Ena Norris.

Next Meeting - Memories of a Grandmother?

Volunteers are needed for 5 minute presentations for next month's meeting on the subject "Memories of a Grandmother" Presentation can include photographs, objects etc. If you need any overheads to assist with presentation - see Michelle.

Heritage Festival 2002

There will be a display in the Windsor Library to celebrate the Heritage Festival 2002. The theme for this year's Heritage Festival is "Bridging the Divide" and dates are Saturday 20 April to Sunday 28 April.

Hawkesbury Historical Society is running the a car tour looking at John Howe's Hawkesbury on Sunday, 28 April 2002 for Society Members & visitors (plenty of seats if you do not have your own car). Howe (an Entrepreneur, explorer & Hawkesbury's longest serving Chief Constable, John Howe lived in the Hawkesbury from c.1802 until 1839. Cost: $7.50 per adult; $2 per child. Leaving Hawkesbury Museum at 10.00am BYO picnic lunch.To book or arrange transport ring Hawkesbury Museum - 4577 2310

Other events include Retracing the crossing of the Blue Mountains with the plaquing of Engineering significant items, an exhibition at the Woodford Academy & the release of the RTA's self guided tour brochure for the Great Western Road. Sunday 21 April 2002 Plaquing will take place at Victoria Pass, 10am & McKanes Creek Bridge 12.30pm. Exhibition at the Woodford Academy open 10am with the offical release of the self-guided brochure at 2.30pm. Admission Free

Fairground Follies at the Antique Mechanical Music Museum, 338 Botany Road Alexandria. Fairground Follies has a fantastic collection of antique mechanical music including a 100 yr old Merry-Go-Round, the Grand 'Taj Mahal', world's largest self-playing organ plus intriguing whimsical instruments. This 2 hour tour includes interactive display/concert, lecture, & morning tea. Tues 23 & Weds 24 April, 10am.Tickets $16.50 for NT members & concession or $20 adults (02) 93196666 Bookings essential.

Grono Family Reunion & Tree book launch - 9th June 2002

A Grono Family reunion & Tree book launch will be held on the Queens birthday weekend. If your family is connected to John Grono & Elizabeth Bristow you are invited to join in the celebration & Information. On 9th June 2002 at Uniting Church, Ebenezer. Contact Joy Jorgensen, PO Box 10 Kenthurst 2156 joyj@ihug.com.au or Robert Taylor PO Box 11 Matraville 2036 roberttaylor@ozemail.com.au 

Geoffrey Burkhardt - speaker

Geoffrey Burkhardt is going to give the talk for the group's 20th birthday celebrations - His selection are a) education? b) federation sources? c) local history? What would the group like to hear? Please advise.

Descendants of the Hornery/Honnery Family

The Descendants of the Hornery/Honnery Family are planning to come together at a series of Regional Gatherings this year. The first Regional Gathering will be held in the Hunter Valley region, at Sandy Hollow (near Giant's Creek) on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April . For more information or would like to attend, please email michellehornery@yahoo.com.au

Sad news

Donald Brunton of Frenchs Forest passed away on the 24th March 2002 after assisting with the organisation of the Rose Reunion at Wilberforce. Mr Brunton has been a long time member of the Hawkesbury Family History Group and although not attending many meetings in person, subscribed to the newsletter since 1985.

Also Stan Stevens, once a local identity and editor of the Gazette newspaper for many years. He was author of several historical publications including "Hawkesbury Heritage passed away last week. He had retired to the Central Coast & died suddenly aged 76 years.

Read widely

It is particularly useful when undertaking any research to read widely about a subject. 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. The following books may be of interest :-

Dear cousin the Reibey letters : 22 letters of Mary Reibey, her children & their descendants
994.020924 REI

Surfing the internet**. Sites for family historians

The Library has free access to the internet, contact 4560 4460 for bookings. Richmond also has a computer to access the Internet, for bookings phone 4578 2002.

Joseph Davis & Mary Rogers & their descendants web page

Convict Trail - Great North Road

Convict Genealogy - all sorts of information (includes interstate info as well)

Braidwood Gaol Entrance Book 1856-1899

An Internet Course on Paper Preservation

Family reunions site (help in planning etc)

Let us know of any new addresses, that you have tried with (or without) success

Members profile ????

More profiles are required, none received for this month, so none featured.


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