History Group Meeting News
~9th November 2005 ~
MEETING DATES 2005
FIGHTING THE FLAMES
Baulkham Hills Library are holding a talk on Fighting the flames : An insight into the history of bushfires in the shire on Tuesday 15 November at 7.30pm at Castle Hill Library, cnr Castle & Pennant Streets, undercover parking at library. The talk will be given by Chris Anderson, Community Safety Officer at Baulkham Hills with 3 local NSW Rural Fire service fighters who have over 100 years experience of fire fighting amongst them. There is no charge, all are welcome. Bookings essential contact 9639-4874 or 9761-4510.
NEW GOULBURN PUBLICATION
New publication available from Goulburn Family History Society called "Descendants of Goulburn & District Pioneers" Cost is $25 + $6 P&H. Make cheque payable to Goulburn FHS Inc and send to PO Box 611, Goulburn 2580
"OYSTER FARMER" MOVIE
The Library is presenting the movie "Oyster farmer" to coincide with the Regional Art Gallery's newest exhibition featuring images of the Hawkesbury River. The movie will be shown on Thursday 24th November 2005 at 7pm in the Tebbutt Room of Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street Windsor. It is a comedy/love story set amongst the small community of oyster farmers the movie is filmed is along the picturesque Hawkesbury River, with some beautifully filmed scenery. This is a FREE activity however booking are essential. Ring 4560-4460 to book your place now.
NEW EXHIBITION HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY
Check out the new FREE exhibition in the beautiful new gallery in the Deerubbin Centre, George Street Windsor called "Mangrove Creek: A day with the Hawkesbury River Postman" photographs by Axel Poignant. The Exhibition runs from 4th November until the 11th December 2005.
NSW BDMS INDEXES NOW EXTENDED TO DEATHS 1974 & MARRIAGES TO 1954
Fantastic news that the NSW BDM indexes have been extended for Deaths to 1974 and Marriages until 1954. The website is www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm the transcription agents can also provide transcribed certificates for this period. For their details see www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/howToSearch.htm#TranscriptionAgent
NEW RAILWAY BOOK
The following book called "The Richmond Branch" by Peter Attenborough. A new book by Eveleigh Press that is the history of the Richmond branch and why it was so significant. A brief insight is also provided into the short-lived extension to Kurrajong. Track diagrams as well as many photographs are included. The Library has purchased copies but if you want one for your own collection, copies are available from: SCR Publications, PO Box 345, Matraville NSW 2036, Phone (02) 9311 2036 (to 3pm) Fax (02) 9661 4323 (24 hours) Email: email@example.com
It is particularly useful when undertaking any research to read widely
about a subject and delve into a range of material. 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.
Further information is sought on William HARTNETT & Margaret PARR m. 1842 St. Matthew's RC, Windsor. Their usual residence in 1842 was Black Town however they moved to Bathurst soon after their marriage. Any information about their families, arrival in Australia & their origins. Contact Maureen Hancock firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
University of London has established a family history research help site ~ http://helpers.shl.lon.ac.uk/begin.html
Early New Zealand books (searchable) ~ http://www.enzb.auckland.ac.nz/
Scotland - Newspaper titles ~ http://www.nls.uk/professional/newsplanscotland/titles.html
Hughes Collection of images (UK) ~ Great archive of Victorian & Edwardian photographs in the UK ~ http://www.thehughescollection.co.uk/
Powerhouse Museum-Electronic swatch book Wonderful 300 online selection of beautiful unfaded samples of fashionable fabric designs, braids & laces ranging from the 1830s to the 1920s ~ http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/electronicswatchbook/
~ Let us know of sites, that you have tried with (or without) success ~
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