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Casey Cardinia Local History

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NW&DFHG July Meeting

NW&DFHG July Meeting
Saturday July 8th at 2.00 pm. Ken James – Author Ken James has written many books with one of the latest being These walls speak volumes, co-authored with Pam Baragwanath. This book has over 1000 Mechanics institutes in the book relating to the history of Mechanics Institutes in Victoria. His talk will be titled “These walls do speak Vo [...]

Casey Cardinia Libraries & famil...

Casey Cardinia Libraries & family history with Heather
Monday 19 June – 7 pm in the Meeting Room, Narre Warren Library. Casey Cardinia Libraries & family history with Heather Do you use all the services your local libraries offer? Do you know the many ways that Casey Cardinia Libraries can help you with your family history? Sure, they offer you Ancestry for free, but they can also help [...]

NW&DFHG June Meeting

NW&DFHG June Meeting
Jane Rivett-Carnac will give a talk on the value of using Trove.  How to access it and what little treasures you can find in the newspapers from 100 years ago.   How to print out what you find. How you can minimise the number of results you are looking for. What type of articles are you looking for.?   Jane is very well versed in using Trove [...]

FamilySearch with Lynne

FamilySearch with Lynne
FamilySearch has much to offer the family historian and its free. Join us as we explore the millions of records, family trees and downloadable books and resources on this fabulous website. $5 visitors/members free Enquiries, further information, bookings – research.officer@nwfhg.o [...]

Winter Timetable

Winter Timetable
Just a reminder that now it’s May we have switched to our Winter Timetable.  Our Research Room will not be open on Thursday nights until October. From now until the end of September, the Research Room will be open to members and visitors on Sunday afternoons between 2 pm and 4 pm instead of Thursday nights. Our meetings will be on the s [...]

Berwick Heritage on Display

Berwick Heritage on Display
Books from the original 19th century collection. The private library of Lord and Lady Casey. Silk paintings by Ellis Rowan. The 500 year lease from Robert Bain. The Bain family Bible.

NW&DFHG May Meeting

NW&DFHG May Meeting
Our guest speakers this month are brother and sister Bert Rae and Thelma Witham. The Rae family have been at Narre Warren North for over 170 years.  Bert and Thelma will tell us about some History of the community and they also have early photos to show us. Visitors welcome. Cost members and visitors $3.00. The research room will close at 1:4 [...]

The latest news and information about...

The latest news and information about our move to Cranbourne
We’re moving to Cranbourne Library at 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne soon. We will be posting information on the move and venues for meetings and workshops here as soon as it comes to hand. Venues for meetings & workshops by month:   June: Our meetings, workshops and Research Room will all be at the Narre Warren Library, Ove [...]

2017 Australian Heritage Festival

2017 Australian Heritage Festival
     2017 Australian Heritage Festival “Voices from the Past Narre Warren” Join us in exploring a snapshot of Narre Warren and the surrounding “district” from the 1840s to the present day. Guests are invited to bring along photographs and the family keepsakes, and to share their stories. Displays, Photographs a [...]

Upcoming Events

  1. NW&DFHG July Meeting

    July 8 @ 2:00 pm

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