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~ May 2010 ~  


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



Forthcoming classes at the library include:

  • Using Census and Electoral rolls to build your family tree - Thursday  20th May
  • Shipping records in family history research - Thursday 17th June
  • Newspapers or historical research - Thursday 8th July

All classes will be held in the Hawkesbury Library from 6pm to 8pm and cost $10 each. Bookings essential phone 4560-4460 or email michelle.nichols@hawkesbur.nsw.gov.au


We note the death of Dr Rex Stubbs 1950-2010 on the 24th April 2010. He was Councillor of Hawkesbury City Council and President of the Hawkesbury Historical Society. Rex was also a descendant of a number of Hawkesbury families including the Stubbs and Wilbow families and had a strong interest in the heritage of the Hawkesbury. Our sympathies to Linda and her family.


Keep abreast of all of the 2010 Macquarie activities by checking out Council’s calendar of events at:



New Local Studies items now available to consult in the Local Studies Collection at Hawkesbury Central Library. To check the Library catalogue online go to http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/

Pioneers of Liverpool / compiled by Bruce Shepherd on behalf of Liverpool & District Family History Society ~ RL929.39441 PIO

Family history for beginners and beyond / Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra ~ RL929.10994 FAM

Camden pioneer register 1800-1920 / Camden Area Family History Society Inc. ~ RL929.39446 CAM


Researcher Peter Nixon is seeking information about Elizabeth Annie Everingham, born Sackville Reach.  Parents were William & Elizabeth.  In 1873 Elizabeth married Edward Ephraim Jones. On the 17 February 1873 Elizabeth gave birth to a daughter Florence Jones, on Florence's  birth certificate transcript is shows her middle name as Louise/Louisa. Can anyone helps with additional information?

Contact Peter on peteranixon@ozemail.com.au


All descendants of William BAKER - convict arrived Sydney Cove 1790 on the Neptune are invited to the inaugural Reunion to be held on 26th June 2010 from 10am at St Matthews Church of England, Windsor NSW. Anyone interested in attending should email Bev Borey for details borjobe69@bigpond.com or Website http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WilliamBaker-Neptune1790/

Their children and their spouses are: Sarah 1801 – 1868 married  John Single; William 1808 – 1857 m. Mary Ann Smith; Elizabeth  1810 – 1878 m. William Smith; John Thomas 1813 – 1890 m. Jane Ware; Mary  1815 – 1903 m.Thomas Bailey; Daniel Raycroft 1820 – 1882 m. Mary Ann Duncombe & James Henry 1822 – 1853 m. Mary Ann Hayes

Enquiries can also be directed to: Bev Savill/President bmsavill@bigpond.com or Lorrae Johnson Registrar lorrae@uqconnect.net  Family histories available to order see website.

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.

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


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