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~ September 2010 ~  


8 September 'Memories of my ancestor'
presented by Hawkesbury Family History Group members
13 October MICHELLE NICHOLS Treasures on Trove
10 November KIM PHILLIPS Spirits of Gallipoli project
8 December SHOW & TELL Plus Christmas Party

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

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

Analysing your Family History Research session

What do you do with your family history research? What do you do with your family history research? Come along to this new session on Thursday 23 September 6pm–8pm.  Includes tips on how to analyse and evaluate your research, put your story in words, and share the information online and in print. Presented by Michelle Nichols Hawkesbury City Library, 300 George Street Windsor 2756. Cost $10 per person, bookings essential phone 4560-4460 or email history@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

200th Anniversary of the Birth of Richmond function

Saturday 27 November 2010 at Richmond School of Arts - 5.30pm for 6pm start. The function will commence with a presentation by Paul Brunton, Senior Curator Mitchell Library, Sydney assisted by visuals.  Paul will discuss the cloak and dagger operation that secured the prized Macquarie papers offered by Lady Strathallan at auction in London in 1914.The presentation will last about 1 hour. Following the presentation guests will move to the Murray Wing for a 3 course “Celebration Dinner” the focus being Macquarie’s visit to Ham Common on 3 December 1810 when he determined on the location of the church, burying ground and town square (Richmond Park) to be named Richmond. Three course dinner with drinks $55, includes Paul Brunton’s presentation. A limited number of tickets will be available for the presentation only at $5 per head. To book T: 4578 2110 Office – Wed & Fri 8.30am-12 noon. E: richschoolofarts@bigpond.com This function is presented by Richmond Literary Institute (Est. 1861) Inc. and supported by Hawkesbury City Council as a Macquarie 2010 Event.


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/


Windsor Gaol Records 1831 & 1838, 1864-1899

Index now available on CD for $22 including GST plus postage ($4.00 for Australia and $6.00 for overseas). and in book form for $27 plus postage ($8.00 for Australia and $20.00 for overseas). Please send cheques to: Pendeo Pty Limited 4 Scarborough Place, Beacon Hill 2100 or www.teapotgenealogy.com or email Kaye at kaye@teapotgenealogy.com or telephone Kaye on (02) 9452 1912.


It is particularly useful when undertaking any research to read widely about a subject and delve into a range of material. Check the catalogue at http://catalogue.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/amlibweb/ for more information. Lending items can be reserved online (if you are a member & have a pin) If you would like a pin number see library staff or ring 4560-4460. The following items may be of interest :

What was the voyage really like? : a brief guide to researching convict and immigrant voyages to Australia and New Zealand / Shauna Hicks
RL929.394 HIC and in lending 929.394 HIC

Your family history archives : a brief introduction / Shauna Hicks
RL929.1 HIC and in lending 929.1 HIC

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.

Online newspaper archives ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_online_newspaper_archives

Australasia genealogy look ups ~  http://www.ausbdm.org/lookup.php

Galway Emigrant Index 1863-1864 Galway to Australia, NSW & Queensland ~ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maddenps/GALWAYEM.htm

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


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