What's on NSW & ACT AFHS

Events in 2018 and beyond


Parramatta & District Historical Society Inc, Family History Group

May 5: Grandparents in the Archives – Gail Davis

at the Coach House, Hambledon Cottage, 63 Hassall Street, Parramatta, (Cnr Gregory Place) commencing 1.30 p.m.


Central Coast Family History Society Inc

5 May Monthly Meeting and AGM – Speaker Wayne Johnson

Dr Wayne Johnson is the NSW Government’s Senior Archaeologist within the heritage team that looks after The Rocks and Darling Harbour in Sydney. In addition he is Curator of The Rocks Discovery Museum and had been involved with archaeological investigations and historical research in the area for over 30 years.

Venue: 4-8 Russell Drysdale St, East Gosford NSW.


Milton-Ulladulla Family History Society Inc

Wednesday, 9 May, 12 midday in the research room Under the Ulladulla Library.

Suzanne Voytas – Insights into Convict women – more sinned against than sinned.


Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc

19 May 2:00pm General Meeting

Speaker Russell WORKMAN

Memories of the 1960s and 70s Professional photographer Russell Workman draws on his extensive collection to treat us to scenes of a long-departed Sydney from his youth, his work as a photographer for the RAN, as well as some of his more recent projects documenting fast-disappearing inner-West streetscapes.

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Blue Mountains Family History Society Inc

19 May 2:00pm High tea commoration

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Coffs Harbour District Family History Society Inc

Saturday – 26 May 2018 10.00am – 4.00pm – Seminar presented by Judy Webster

Venue: Cavanbah Hall, 191 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour

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Parramatta & District Historical Society Inc, Family History Group

June 2: Researching Land Titles Online – Steven Ford

at the Coach House, Hambledon Cottage, 63 Hassall Street, Parramatta, (Cnr Gregory Place) commencing 1.30 p.m.


Central Coast Family History Society Inc

7th June 2018 Graham WILCOX

Graham is an amateur historian who has a special interest in 18th and 19th Century Australian history. This developed partly through his research of the lives of his ancestors who came to Australia from England, Ireland and France. After writing three books about all his ancestors, he published a book which tells how his great-grandfather Sir Arthur Rutledge, in 1899, ensured Queensland joined the other colonies to become a state of Australia. It was then destined to become a separate country. This book is entitled The Struggle For Unity &nsdash; A Story of the Federation of Australia.

Venue: 4-8 Russell Drysdale St, East Gosford NSW.


Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc

16 June 2:00pm General Meeting

Speaker Laila ELLMOOS

The Great Strike of 1917 Laila was a curator of last year’s Carriageworks exhibition commemorating the anniversary of an event that had a profound effect on our political history. Starting in the Eveleigh railway workshops, it politicised a generation of future leaders and affected the lives of the many tens of thousands of workers who went on strike throughout the states.

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Bega Valley Genealogy Society Inc

Sunday, 21, June, 1pm at the Masonic Hall, Canning St, Bega

Suzanne Voytas – It is not all on the Internet.


Parramatta & District Historical Society Inc, Family History Group

July 7: Tracing Jailbirds – John Cann

at the Coach House, Hambledon Cottage, 63 Hassall Street, Parramatta, (Cnr Gregory Place) commencing 1.30 p.m.


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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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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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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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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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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