Botany Bay Family History Society: Heritage Fair April 2018

Botany Bay Family History Society: Heritage Fair April 2018

heritage festivalCathy Dunn from Australian History Research is attending the Botany Bay Family History Society: Heritage Fair at the Tradies Gymea Manchester Road Gymea Saturday 28 April 2018 10am start. Free entry.

Australian History Expo table

  • Norfolk Island 1st Settlement 1788 – 1814
  • Early Colonial NSW 1788 – 1828
  • Historic photo from Milton, Ulladulla, Bawley Point and other areasNorfolk Island bdm
  • Family History research reports
  • Australian History and Family History research resources
  • Research advice
  • Historical and family history Book collections for sale
  • History showbags
  • Norfolk Island History Lovers Holiday September 2018
  • and much more

Norfolk Island History Lovers Tour

Speakers at Expo – Free presentations
Jean Campbell –  Beginning Your Family History
Melissa Hulbert – Introduction to using DNA for Family History
Allan Murrin –’s Family Tree – Up in the Clouds. How and Why
Gail Davis – Overview of Records Held at State Records What is there!

HerItage Fair

Whole Histories: keeping the stories alive hosted by the Yass and District Historical Society Inc at St Clement’s Retreat and Conference Centre, Galong from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 March 2018.

Greetings from Yass,

An invitation is extended to join us for Whole Histories: keeping the stories alive hosted by the Yass and District Historical Society Inc at St Clement’s Retreat and Conference Centre, Galong from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 March 2018.

If you have received this email you have attended or expressed interest in the past, in weekends of an historical or Irish  interest that were organised by Dr Richard Reid and Cheryl Mongan at St Clement’s. We have also included in this mail-out local and family history societies that will find this weekend of interest as they explore new and different ways to ensure their longevity.

This weekend will continue the theme of our April 2017 examining Australian history in all its facets and its presentation to modern audiences through museums, seminars, technology and publications and the interaction between historians and family historians.

This conference will have three keynote speakers Dr Ann Herraman from the Mt Lofty Districts Historical Society will present innovative ideas to invigorate historical groups and communities, Prof Mark McKenna from the University of Sydney will speak about his research for his award winning publication ‘Looking for Blackfella’s Point’ while Dr Mathew Trinca, Director of the National Museum of Australia will present the final paper ‘Object, Places, People: Reconnecting History and Heritage in Communities’. They lead an impressive group of speakers who will inspire us to ensure the survival of our history in its many forms. For societies it is examine your strategies for keeping your stories alive and having a voice in the discussion.

How will museums, archives, historical and family history groups of today survive the pressures of such rapid change and aging/declining memberships? We might live in a digital age but we must not lose sight of the past and the value history contributes to our communities. During the weekend our speakers will address this and other aspects of keeping history alive and within the public gaze. Due to the interest in our Sunday morning forum session we have scheduled more time for discussion and presentations by interested societies. We encourage you to book a spot to tells us of your successes and even dilemmas that other participants may be able to assist with. This program has something for everyone interested in Australian history. It is not all serious talk with a candle-lit dinner in historic Galong House and musical entertainment.

With so much to be discussed and learned local and family history groups might consider sending a delegate to this important gathering. We have included a brochure and registration form should you be able to join us for what promises to be a great weekend.

If you missed our last conference the papers are available for purchase for $40.00 per copy plus postage of $15.00. It is a fully illustrated(colour) 203 page record of the papers given by sixteen speakers.

Please see our website and follow the link on the homepage to Whole Histories for fuller details of the weekend and  to download further brochures and registration forms.
Don’t forget to visit our new Facebook page for regular updates on the event and our Instagram page


Cheryl Mongan
Yass & District Historical Society Inc

Bunnings Narellan – Sausage Sizzle On Sunday 21st January 2018, CAFHS will be holding their annual Sausage Sizzle to help raise funds for the Society.

Don’t Forget…..Bunnings Narellan – Sausage Sizzle
On Sunday 21st January 2018, CAFHS will be holding their annual 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 Ray 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.

This month’s Speaker at our June monthly meeting will be (Dr) Lisa Murray, Historian for the City Of Sydney

The Camden Area Family History Society will hold their next  meeting on Tuesday 6th June, 2017 at 7.30pm at the Camden Historical Society’s Museum in the Camden Library Complex. The speaker will be Dr Lisa Murray, historian for the City of Sydney, who is speaking on “Sydney Cemetery Adventures”  This talk is based on her recently published book, Sydney Cemeteries: a Field Guide.  The book will be available during the evening at $35 per copy. Please note that the meeting this month is being held in the Camden Museum at 7.30pm, 6th June 2017.  Gold coin Donation to cover Supper.  Contact Secretary on 0246559963 for more information.