Shoalhaven Family History Seminar Feb 2020

Shoalhaven Family History Society invites you and your members to attend another fabulous seminar to be held on Saturday February 29th 2020, from 10am. to 3pm, in the CWA rooms at 39 Berry Street  Nowra.

We have secured three exciting speakers to speak on the day:

  • Dr Michael Bendon will showcase his wonderful book “The Forgotten Flotilla. The Craft Of Heroes. Greece, Crete & North Africa 1941” Michael is seeking information on the men who were involved in these events, and as an underwater archaeologist, the video of the exploration of the wrecks should be enthralling.
  • Renowned historian Dr Terry Kass, will expand upon the content of his book “ Unlocking Land: A guide to Crown Land Records held at State Archives NSW ” A very difficult subject made easy with this guide.
  • Amanda Hardie, From State Archives Australia, will present on “Finding Families InThe Records” focusing on Defence, Migration and less well-known records. A wealth of information here.

Tickets are strictly limited, and will cost $30.00 each, which includes morning tea & a light lunch. Purchase in advance from our research rooms at 888 Greenwell Point Road, Pyree; or by mail to SFHS Seminar, PO Box 591, Nowra, NSW 2541. Cheques made out to SFHS Inc.

For more information email the secretary at  or call 0404 073 794.

Marienne Faull

Secretary/convenor Shoalhaven Family History Society Inc.



Celebrate Australia Day the Camden way with a day full of civic and community celebrations on Sunday 26 January 2020. 

On Australia Day we come together to share our stories about what makes our country great and Camden Council will host the annual event that celebrates all that we are as a community and a nation.

In 2020 the event will commence at 8.15am at the Camden Civic Centre with a Thanksgiving Service then the family friendly street party will kick off on John Street from 9am until 2pm.

The Macarthur Lion’s Street Parade will be at 10am and the Official Ceremony will begin at 11.15am.

The Official Ceremony will include an address by Camden’s Australia Day Ambassador, Josephine Peter, presentation of the Australia Day Awards and a Citizenship Ceremony where 50 candidates will become Australia’s newest Citizens.


Our 2020 planning meeting will be held on 18th January 2020 in the multipurpose meeting room in the library (old Fire Station) from 1 pm. ALL members are welcome to attend. This is your opportunity to be part of the planning for the Society in 2020 and beyond.

Discussions will include:

  • Speakers for our monthly meetings
  • Topics for discussion groups
  • Possible DNA group
  • Workshops
  • Projects
  • Resources / research facilities
  • Volunteer training sessions / room roster
  • Possible mid-year seminar and other events
  • Potential bid for the 2022 state conference
  • Possible outings / group visits
  • Promotion of the Society / media / social media
  • Participation in festivals / heritage events
  • Room opening times

We look forward to seeing you there and sharing ideas for the future of our Society.

Don’t Forget…..Bunnings Narellan – Sausage Sizzle Saturday November 9th

Don’t Forget…..Bunnings Narellan – Sausage Sizzle Saturday November 9th.

On Saturday 9thNovember 2019,  CAFHS will be holding another Sausage Sizzle to help raise funds for the Society.  This event is one of our major Fund Raisers for the year and we ask all those who can help to speak to Jo or Tony to advise their availability.  Along with raising a substantial portion of our funding for the year,we generally have a lot of fun doing it.

Bushrangers in NSW – John Cann

Camden Area Family History Society has arranged an event to present a talk by John Cann from NSW State Records on ‘Bushrangers in NSW’.  John will also discuss what records are held about Bushrangers by NSW State Records and how we can access them.

John’s talk will cover the likes of Frank Gardiner, Ben Hall, John Peisley, also Henry Manns (Campbelltown born) with the others involved in the Eugowra Rock Gold Escort robbery (the largest in Australia).

This event has been organised by CAFHS in conjunction with several other Historical and Family History societies and will be held in the multi purpose room at Camden Library on Saturday 14th September at 12.noon for a 12.30 start.  We ask for a gold coin donation to assist with afternoon tea which will be provided after the talk.

Please RSVP: with your indication of interest purely for catering purposes by 7th September 2019.