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~ July 2013 ~


10 July GAY HENDRICKSON Walking with women – female factory
14 August DR SIOBHAN LAVELLE Crossing the Blue Mountains 1813-2013
11 September KEN BRICE Author of history of David Hawkins family

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

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The Hawkesbury Library will be holding the following family history class at the Hawkesbury Central Library. Classes are $10 unless marked FREE ~ bookings essential T: 4560 4460 E: history@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Thursday 18 July 6.30 - 8.30pm
STATE RECORDS - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW with Michelle Nichols, Local Studies Librarian

Find out what records are held by State Records and where and how they can be accessed. More and more material is available online however some material still requires visiting the Reading Room at Kingswood.

Thursday 15 August 6.30 - 8.30pm
TREASURES ON TROVE with Michelle Nichols, Local Studies Librarian

Examine the resources on Trove, including newspapers and photographs, and the benefits for historical research. This is a FREE class to celebrate National Family History Month.


Family History Month

Family History Month is being trialled for the first time as the whole month. "Family history and genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies around the world. Family history is the second biggest subject on the web with sites receiving billions of hits per year. There are over 250,000 Australians who are members of family history related organisations so the month has broad appeal across Australia." Lots of events will be taking place so check the following website for more information http://www.familyhistoryweek.org.au/

Dr Rex Stubbs OAM Memorial Annual Scholarship

The Dr Rex Stubbs OAM Memorial Annual Scholarship is again open. To enter, write why you would like to attend the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) state conference and gain a two year membership to RAHS. Using any media, express why the history of the Hawkesbury is important to you, or why an aspect of Hawkesbury's history is of interest to you. This may be done in writing, by an artwork or in a digital presentation. Entries close on Saturday, 31 August 2013.

The Royal Australian Historical Society state conference will be held at Katoomba during 2-3 November 2013. The theme of the conference is "The Great Divide: Getting there from here", examining place and landscape; museum collections; new family history resources; and commemorating the past. The scholarship is available to residents of the Hawkesbury Local Government Area (LGA), members of historical groups from within the LGA as well as Council's Cultural Services (Museum, Gallery and Library) volunteers. Further details and an entry form can be downloaded from Council’s website at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/community-awards/dr-rex-stubbs-oam-memorial-scholarship Alternatively, brochures with all details and an entry form may be picked up from Council’s Administration Building; Hawkesbury Central Library, Windsor; Richmond Branch Library; Hawkesbury Regional Museum; Hawkesbury Regional Gallery or the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre. Please contact Hawkesbury Central Library on (02) 4560 4460 if you wish to have a brochure posted or emailed to you.

NEW MATERIAL - Available in the Local Studies Collection

  • To live on in the hearts and minds of descendants is to never die : the family of Daniel and Elizabeth Jurd since 1802 (2nd ed.) Peter R Stewart / Shelved at RL929.20994 JUR


Check out the new Library Catalogue http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/


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.

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

Hawkesbury Family History Group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month (except January) in the Tebbutt Room of Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street Windsor NSW 2756. Anyone interested in family & local history, welcome to attend. Enquiries contact the Local Studies Librarian at above address T: (02) 4560-4466 E: michelle.nichols@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au


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