History Group Meeting News
~14th April 2004 ~
MEETING DATES 2004
SOME OF THE HERITAGE FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES IN THE HAWKESBURY
Check out the full program at www.nsw.nationaltrust.org.au/herfes2004procover.html
Inspection of Restored St. Matthew's Stables - 2 May 2004
Interested viewers may inspect the newly restored building. Members of the task force will be on hand to answer questions. Excellent booklet available giving details of work carried out. 10am to 4pm. Donation welcome.
What is heritage & its significance in the Hawkesbury - 29 April 2004
The Library will be presenting a talk by Donald Ellsmore the Council's Heritage Advisor. Donald will be discussing the theme of this year's festival, foundations of tomorrow : in the year of the built environment. He will discuss what heritage is, and its significance in the Hawkesbury district. There will also be information available on the types of materials that can be used in researching heritage properties. The talk will take place on Thursday 29th April at 2pm-3.30pm in the Tebbutt Room of Windsor Central Library Dight Street. There is no charge and afternoon tea will be supplied. Bookings essential, contact 4560-4460. There will also be a display of historic photographs in the library during Heritage Festival.
Old School Days Bus Tour - 2 May 2004
A bus tour of a variety of heritage buildings within the Hawkesbury which have been used - and some are still in use - for education purposes. Additional details available upon request. Bus departs from Council, 366 George St, Windsor. Free Ring for times Bookings essential 02 4560 4574.
Pitt Town Yesterday & Tomorrow - 2 May 2004
The National Trust (Hawkesbury Branch) have organised a heritage tour of Pitt Town. This is a drive-yourself" tour, although if you need a lift, mention at the time of booking. Meet at Governor Phillip Park, Windsor 9.30 for 10am. Prof. Ian Jack will be conducting the tour & Carol Edds will be providing feedback on the effects of proposed development. Lunch can be purchased at the "Bird in Hand" historic Inn or BYO picnic. Afternoon tea provided at the Old Mess Hall. Cost $25 & payment to be made by the 28 April 2004. Post cheques to PO Box 737 Richmond 2753, enquiries phone 4567 7979.
Historic Walk through Richmond - 24 April 2004
Hawkesbury Historical Society will lead a walk through Historic Richmond showing early farms, St Peters Church & cemetery, visit "Clear Oaks" exterior c. 1810, & ground floor of 'Eulabah' c. 1881 & afternoon tea (your expense) at the Snooty Fox, early town house. Meet at Francis St entrance, Coles car park at 1.30pm $10 or $15 family. Wear comfy walking shoes. Bookings essential 02 4577 2310.
JAMES & MARY MELVILLE REUNION - 2 MAY 2004
Descendants of James Melville & Mary (nee Gavin) arrived "Mandarin" 1838 from Ireland, are invited to meet on Sunday 2nd May 2004, 12noon at McQuade Park, Moses Street side, opposite St. Matthew's, Windsor.
For any information, on the reunion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can have an indication of numbers.
David Beddie, Raby NSW
LOCK & GRAHAM REUNION - 15 MAY 2004
Reminder Matthew Lock (Surprize 1790) & Eupham Graham (Pitt 1792); Harriet (Free, Neptune 1790) & Thomas Hodgetts (Scarborough 1790); & Thomas Maloney (Providence 1811), at St. Matthew's Church Hall, Moses & Greenway Streets, Windsor at 9am. Contact Coral Haeusler, Ph/Fax (02) 9622-7503 or email@example.com
CATTAI NATIONAL PARK - ARNDELL HOMESTEAD + BUSHDANCE
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Srevice & volunteers invite you to attend high tea at the historic Arndell homestead, Cattai National Park, off Wisemans Ferry Road, Cattai on Saturday 1st May 12noon-4pm. Cost $7 adults & $4 children/concession. Also on Saturday 29th May 2004 there will be Bush Dance & Campfire at Cattai NP 6pm-10pm. $17 adu;ts, $7 child or $45 family. Bookings essential for both events 9247-5033.
FOHL BUS TRIP
Friends of Hawkesbury Library have organised a Bus Trip to Mt Annan Botanical Gardens & Campbelltown Art Gallery on Tuesday 27th April 2004, 9am - 4pm. Cost is $25 includes morning tea, guided tours & entry fees. BYO picnic lunch to eat at Mt Annan. Bookings essential contact the library on 4560-4460.
HAWKESBURY COMMUNITY HISTORY WRITING PROJECT
Members of the Hawkesbury Family History Group have been invited to the Presentation of the Hawkesbury Community History Writing Project which will be held at Richmond Club, East Market Street on Friday 30th April 2004, at 6pm. RSVP 4560-4444 check out the website at www.hiddentreasure.com.au
SHIPPING TALK BY NICK VINE HALL AT HORNSBY
Nick Vine Hall will be presenting a talk called My ancestors came by ship. How do I find out which one? At Hornsby Library on Saturday 1st May 2004 at 2pm, located at 28-44 George Street, Hornsby. Cost is $15. Bookings essential ring 9847-6614.
CROSSING THE BARRIERS - CONFERENCE
The 2004 Annual State Conference of the NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc will be hosted by the Blue Mountains Family History Society. This is a popular event so bookings are essential. Further information on the Blue Mountains Family History Society can be found at: www.rootsweb.com/~nswbmfhs
Friday 17 September to Sunday 19 September 2004 Blackheath Community Centre, Great Western Highway, Blackheath
TOURS OF ROOKWOOD CEMETERY
Rookwood Cemetery is the largest cemetery in the Southern Hemisphere (238 hectares) and the Friends of Rookwood (a voluntary group) have commenced their 2004 programme of themed tours. Tours take place on the first Sunday of the month, March to November, (morning 10am-12.30pm) & (afternoon 1.30pm-4pm) $12 morning or afternoon tour, $20 full day. A full copy of the "Heritage Tours" are on the Local Studies noticeboard. For further information & bookings phone Robyn Hawes (02) 9499 2415.
NEW LOCAL STUDIES ITEMS
New Local Studies items now available to consult in the Local Studies Collection at Windsor Central Library.
Index of residents who signed… petitions for the Windsor & Richmond area 1861-1871 ~ RL016.9944 IND
The Rigelsford family of the Hawkesbury / ALLEN ~ RL929.20994 RIG
Our family history (part two): The Gotts family of Sackville NSW / CHAMBERLAIN ~ RL929.20994 GOT
History of the Mudgee Cupitts / CUPITT ~ RL929.20994 CUP
Good golly gosh: The family of Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wiese / DOUGLASS ~ RL929.20994 WIE
Elizabeth Smith of Parramatta, Liverpool & Richmond / ALLEN ~ RL929.20994 SMI
Tracing your family tree in England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales / CHATER ~ RL929.1 CHA
Discovering your Germanic ancestors / ANDERSON & THODE ~ RL929.10943 AND
Love among the prawns: Brooklyn families & characters/ RICHMOND ~ RL994.42 RIC
Brooklyn underground: Transcriptions & family histories for Lower Hawkesbury burials ~ RL929.50994 RIC
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 :-
The famine in Ulster (Ireland) : the regional impact / ed by KINEALY & PARKHILL shelved at Windsor at 941.5081 FAM
Interested in the history of the Scottish Highlands & its people? Read the "Highlanders : a history of the Gaels" by MACLEOD available to borrow at Windsor Library shelved at 941.15 MCL
Tracing your Irish ancestors : the complete guide / GRENHAM shelved at Windsor at 929.10720415 GRE
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.
Newspaper Archive 1730-1950 (covering Bury, Suffolk, Norwich, Essex, Sudbury, Long Melford & Haverhill areas) ~ http://www.foxearth.org.uk/newspapers.html
Genealogical warnings ~ http://home.earthlink.net/~haburt/main/GenWarn.htm
Balmain Cemetery ~ http://www.siwvl.nsw.gov.au/libraries/leichhardt/balmain_cemetery.html
Biography Assistant (help to write biographies for family history) ~ http://www.genealogy.com/bio/index.html
New Victorian BDMs certficates available online ~ http://www.dvc.vic.gov.au/bdm.htm
Scotsfind site ~ http://www.scotsfind.org/
Global Gazetteer ~ http://www.calle.com/world/index.html
Heritage photos ~ http://www.calle.com/world/index.html
New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc. ~ http://www.genealogy.org.nz/
~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~
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