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~ February 2010 ~  


10 February VIC KING
14 April SYLVIA MURPHY Topic not confirmed - Speaker from Sth Asia Research Group on East India Company
12 May Excursion to Powerhouse Museum facility, Castle Hill
9 June CATHY McHARDY Reminiscences of Richmond by Samuel Boughton
14 July MARK ST LEON History of the Circus
11 August MEGAN MARTIN Beyond Mrs Beeton's

Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library


Macquarie Display

From 20th January to 28th February 2010 the Hawkesbury Library is hosting a small display from the State Library of NSW.

Macquarie Presentation

On Thursday 18th February 2010 @ 6.30pm, Tracy Bradford Head of Manuscripts, State Library of NSW will be providing a talk on Macquarie to coincide with the display. Some original artefacts will be on display as part of this presentation. This a FREE event with light refreshments provided. To book phone 4560 4466.

Family History Fair Sunday 7 March 2010, 10am - 4 pm

Nepean Family History Society is holding their annual Family History Fair at Penrith City Library, 601 High Street. Trade tables are available at $10 each. Entry is free for stall holders and a gold coin donation for the public. To book a table contact Judy McLeod jmcleod@exemail.com.au or 02 47331631 http://www.nepeanfhs.org.au/attachments/2010_family_history_fair.pdf There is easy parking and drop off in the Civic Centre carpark. Setup in the Library from 8 am. Penrith Plaza is next door. Plenty of food available, either in the Library, or next door in the Plaza. Stall holders will have access to free tea and coffee facilities all day. This is a great opportunity to promote your Society/group.

Makings of a City History Conference: Macquarie’s Legacy Saturday 6 March 2010, 9 am - 5 pm

Presented by Penrith City Library & to be held at Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith. Great speakers, good food, and a whole lot of history on Penrith. Please contact Lorraine Stacker on 02 47327886 lstack@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au or Alison Spencer on 02 47327687 alisons@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au or Vanessa Stockford on 02 47328040 vstockford@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au or for a booking form or http://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/index.asp?id=3572


Keep abreast of all of the 2010 Macquarie activities by checking out Council’s calendar of events at http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/community/macquarie-2010-bicentenary


Don’t forget the Group’s quarterly newsletter is currently being prepared for March 2010. if you have an article, enquiry for submission, please email michelle.nichols@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or contact Michelle Nichols on 02 4560-4466.

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.

INTERESTING WEBSITES from Show & Tell December 2009

The following sites were mentioned at Show & Tell @ Hawkesbury FHG meeting on 9th December 2009, some members requested the internet addresses:

Youtube = www.youtube.com

Flickr = www.flickr.com

~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~


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