What's on NSW & ACT AFHS

Events in 2018 and beyond


Central Coast Family History Society Inc

Workshop Saturday 23rd June 2018 – Cost $10

Margaret Ertner is conducting a Workshop on How to access Land Titles at the Research Centre this Saturday from 10.00am -12.30pm.

Please call 02 43 245164 (between 9.30-2pm) to book your place


Bega Valley Genealogy Society Inc

Sunday, 24, June, 1pm at the Masonic Hall, Canning St, Bega

Suzanne Voytas – It is not all on the Internet.


Colo Shire Family History Group Inc

30 June 10am

The cabbage tree hat workshops are still open to observers to attend allowing the chance to watch these wonderful hats being made, joining in the associated fun and games, partaking in one of the Group's famous morning teas as well as lunch.

The workshops will be held at the John Tebutt Room at the Deerubbin Centre, Windsor. Proceedings get underway at 10 a.m. and conclude around 3 p.m. Cost per day is $15.


Parramatta Female Factory Friends - Parramatta Female Factory Action Group Inc

7 July Parramatta Female Factory 200 yhears

We are happy to announce that Professor, the Hon. Dame Marie Bashir will lead the ceremonies and our wonderful patrons Tom and Meg Keneally will also be there as will Julie Owens MP our longtime supporter. The commemorative wall will be unveiled. There will be re-enactments, history talks, exhibition, trade tables, music and more. Although the day is free registration is essential. Save yourself the queues and book online. Just follow this link or remember to put in your search engine History, Herstory Our Story Bicentennial and it will take you to the site.

See flyer


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

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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