What's on NSW & ACT AFHS

Events in 2018 and beyond


Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc

21 July 2:00pm General Meeting

Speaker Frank WILSON

Menzies and Whitlam Frank Wilson is an experienced U3A lecturer specialising in Australian political history. In this talk he will look at Members: these two giants of the 20th century political scene, considering Menzies, the great conservative, in contrast to Whitlam, the great “reformer”.

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Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations

1 August 2018 – National Family History Month starts


Parramatta & District Historical Society Inc, Family History Group

4 August 2018 1:30pm

The Emotions of Family History – Assoc Prof Tanya Evans

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


Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc

18 August 2:00pm General Meeting

Speaker Paul IRISH

Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney Recipient of the 2015 NSW History Fellowship, Dr Paul Irish, spent more than ten years piecing together the Indigenous history of coastal Sydney and demolishing the myth that Aboriginal people had disappeared within decades of colonisation. His talk will surprise you.

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Coffs Harbour District Family History Society Inc

Saturday, 18th August 2018 10:00 to 13:00 – Half Day Seminar

Kerry Farmer will give two talks:

COST: $10.00 Click here for details and registration form


Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc

Denis Chamberlain
Denis Chamberlain

Saturday 18th August 2018 at 2pm – Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award presentation

The award will be presented to the winner of the annual essay competition, the title of which is ‘A Favourite Family Heirloom I have or would like to have’.
Denis has chosen ‘War Torn Gifts’ as the topic for his talk, no doubt drawing on his long association with servicemen and women.

Denis Chamberlain’s connection with things military possibly commenced during his time at Goulburn High School when he joined the army cadet corps. Denis was a member of the Citizens Military Forces in 1963 and a member of the Army Reserve from 1973 to 1980 serving with 17 Royal NSW Regiment as an NCO (Acting Sergeant). Denis has been an active member of the Bathurst RSL sub-branch for many years, a member of All Saints Cathedral Bell Tower committee and on the committee that compiled 1,926 names to be placed on the Bathurst War Memorial Carillon to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC. A legatee from 2008 to 2017, he was awarded the Order of Australia ‘For service to veterans and their families, and to the community of Bathurst’.

 


Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations

31 August 2018 – National Family History Month finishes


Parramatta & District Historical Society Inc, Family History Group

1 September 2018 1:30pm

Ryerson Index – Robert Atkins

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


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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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

For more information see this flyer


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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