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~12th June 2002 ~  


10 JULY 2002 LORRAINE STACKER Emu Plains Government Ag Establishment 1819-32
14 AUGUST 2002 GEOFFREY BURKHARDT 20th birthday celebrations Sources for 1900s research
11 SEPTEMBER 2002 KEITH JOHNSON Sydney Burial Ground
9 OCTOBER 2002 CATHY McHARDY Did your ancestors live in the City of Sydney?
13 NOVEMBER 2002 JOCELYN POWELL Publishing your family or local history
11 DECEMBER 2002 SHOW & TELL Plus Christmas Party

Cavalcade of Fashion

Come along and enjoy a fashion parade of original clothing from through the ages. To be held at St. Matthew's Church Hall on Saturday 15th June 2002 at 2pm. Tickets $20 contact Joyce Edwards on*.or tickets available at the door on the day. Includes afternoon tea.

Volunteers for cemetery checking

Approximately 6 people are needed to assist with checking headstones at St Matthews cemetery in July. Please see Michelle after the meeting, or contact her on 4560-4466.

Pioneer Registers for Abermain & Weston

Weston & Abermain are on the South Maitland Coalfield, between Maitland and Cessnock, in NSW. Entries for the Register close in November 2002. For more information visit http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswahps & http://www.pjwfcs.com/weston.html

NSW & ACT Assoc of Family History Societies ANNUAL CONFERENCE

"Progress and Unity" at Casino 20-22 September 2002
Speakers include Jennifer Hoff - Richmond River Historical Society "Working together with Aboriginal Elders to create a special display at Lismore", Nola Mackey - Historian/Author Grafton "European Settlement in the Clarence River District before 1850", John Ferry - UNE Armidale "A Sweet Little Nest - The Australian Home over Two Centuries", Shauna Hicks-National Archives, "Later Immigration to Australia", Carol Liston "What Family Historians should be doing with information they find", Greg Cope - National Archives, Brisbane "Resources at the Archives and obtaining digital copies" Allison Morgan, Registry of BDM's,"Latest up-date on Registry News' Full Conference (2 days) $75 ( Saturday only $55 Sunday only $35) Conference Dinner on Sat evening $28. More info see www.rootsweb.com/~nswcdfhg/Conference.html or Ph: (02) 66628114 ah(02) 66622893. Email: casinofhg@hotmail.com

Reminder : Turnbull Family Reunion

Turnbull Family reunion at Ebenezer Church grounds on Saturday 22nd June 2002 at 10am. BYO lunch, chair & info. Join the Coromandel families at the Annual Pilgramage Church Service at 2pm. Afternoon tea will follow. Registration is $10 per family to cover cost & books will be available on the day. RSVP 14 June 2002 phone (02) 9525 3463 or 6/430 Port Hacking Road, Caringbah.

George Howell & Hannah Hill 200 Year Family Reunion

To be held on Sunday 4th August 2002 at The Richmond Club, cnr. East Market & Francis Street, Richmond NSW. George Howell arrived in 1802 on the ship Perseus and Hannah Hill arrived 1804 on the Experiment. Reunion is from 10.00am to 4.00pm.Lunch 12.00-2.00pm in Club Bistro, cost from $6.30. Children's & Seniors meals available.Only food purchased at the club to be eaten in Club. Children are welcome, but must be supervised within the Club.A visit will be made to view the grave of our ancestors in the cemetery at St. Peter's, Richmond. DESCENDANTS - Please bring your photos, paintings, prints, your family history writings, your camera and your questions. A photocopier, computer, printer and scanner will be available on site. Contact Marion Gozzard or Phone: 02 47212872 email johngozzard@hotmail.com Please let us know numbers a

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.

Out of print & 2nd hand book titles . Also collectibles.

William Cox builder

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

New Hawkesbury family history books - now available

Years of Hardship / Compiled by Tom Croucher

"Years of Hardship" tells the story of Catherine Edwards who arrived with the 3rd Fleet in 1791, a transportee on the ship that brought the first Irish convicts to NSW. The book costs $35 per copy. For more info contact Tom or Jenny Croucher. by mail : 4 Burnett Place, Sylvania NSW 2224, or by phone (02) 9522-5679, or email t.croucher@optushome.com.au

Grono - A Captivating Captain & His Descendants / Compiled by Lee Buchanan & Robert Taylor. 

Following a Family Gathering at Windsor two years ago, many Grono descendants met for the first time, sharing stories and family information. These descendants of John and Elizabeth were keen to publish a book. Amazingly almost 20,000 names have now been recorded on the John & Elizabeth Grono descendants register. It is a wonderful story not only of one man, but of the history of the Hawkesbury district and its people. The cost of the book is $30 per copy with packaging and postage $10 per book. Cheques payable to Robert Taylor, PO Box 11, Matraville NSW 2036.

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20th Birthday Celebrations - "Members Interest List"

Did you know that in August 2002 the Hawkesbury Family History Group will be celebrating its 20th birthday? As part of the festivities, a "Members Interest List" will be published in the September issue of the Hawkesbury Crier. To participate send the following details relating to your research. This form can be photocopied. Information does not have to be on this form, but please use the same format. Research does not have to relate to the Hawkesbury. Limit of 16 entries per person. Details to be received by the 23rd August 2002.

Info needed for each entry
CHRISTIAN NAME__________________________________
TIME PERIOD__________________________________
TOWN/VILLAGE & STATE/PARISH__________________
COUNTRY ___________________________________________


Your name_______________________________________
Email ________________________________________

Send information to :
Hawkesbury Family History Group
C/- Hawkesbury City Council Library
PO Box 146
Windsor 2756
or email mnichols@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au


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