What's on NSW & ACT AFHS

Events in 2018 and beyond


Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc

15 September 2:00pm General Meeting

Speaker Sarah Morley

Sydney’s Lost Garden Palace Although dominating the Sydney skyline for only three years, this expensive white elephant brought much that was new to Sydney, apart from its exhibits: electric lighting, Sydney’s first hydraulic lift and steam tram. Sarah Morley is a curator at the State Library of NSW.

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Parramatta & District Historical Society Inc, Family History Group

6 October 2018 1:30pm

The Migrant Ships that came to Australia – Peter Plowman

Venue: Coach House, Hambledon Cottage, 63 Hassall Street, Parramatta, (Cnr Gregory Place)


Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc

20 October 2:00pm General Meeting

Speaker Mark DUNN

Colonial Brothers: Robert and Helenus Scott of Glendon President of the Professional Historian’ Association, Dr Mark Dunn, will explore the legacy of this family of early Hunter Valley settlers and their influence on colonial society, while questioning some of the methods they used to achieve their goals.

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Coffs Harbour District Family History Society Inc

Saturday 27 October 2018 – 10.00 am to 4.00 pm – Cavanbah Hall, 191 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour

Finding yopu ancestors: Helen V. Smith, Dragon Genealogy
COST: Non-members $30.00; CHDFHS members $25.00

More details see flyer here


Parramatta & District Historical Society Inc, Family History Group

3 November 2018 from 9:30am

Assoc Prof Carol Liston – Female Orphan School and the Children who went there
28 Churches in 28 days in the UK – Angela Phippen

Venue: Coach House, Hambledon Cottage, 63 Hassall Street, Parramatta, (Cnr Gregory Place)


Shoalhaven Family History Society Inc

Saturday 10th November 2018 10a.m. to 3p.m. Shoalhaven Heritage Fair: Admission Free

Pyree School Of Arts, 880 Greenwell Point Road Pyree NSW

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Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc

17 November 2:00pm General Meeting

Speaker David HUNT

True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia Humourist and historian David Hunt is the author of two hugely popular volumes of ripping yarns with a third now taking the story up to the early 20th century. Prepare to be entertained at this, our final general meeting of 2018.

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