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Our Research Room

Please note: the Research Room will be closed on Saturday 3 December 2016 to allow volunteers to attend our Christmas Function. Christmas Closure - Tuesday 13 December 3 pm to Tuesday 7 February 11 am.

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Casey Cardinia Local History

Details on our Casey Cardinia Collection, Casey Cardinia Combined Index, Casey Cardinia Remembers project and other local history resources.

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Mechanics Institute, Talk from the Ba...

Mechanics Institute, Talk from the Balcony

NW&DFHG Christmas Lunch

NW&DFHG Christmas Lunch
We’re celebrating Christmas and the end of a great year for the family history group at the Cranbourne RSL. We hope to see many members there on the day, with their partners, other family members or friends. Lunch & drinks at own cost. RSVP to Lynne (8787 5558 or president@nwfhg.or&#x [...]

NW&DFHG December General Meeting

NW&DFHG December General Meeting
There will be no speaker for the December meeting. Instead after what I am sure will be a truncated meeting, a period of frivolous enjoyment will take place. The committee I hear have planned an evening of fun and games. So come one come all, but don’t forget to bring a plate with a small offering upon same. Oh and wear something Christ [...]

Help raise funds. “Local Matter...

Help raise funds. “Local Matters” at Grill’d Fountain Gate.
We’ve been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Fountain Gate this November! Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community groups $300 / $100 / $100. HOW YOU CAN HELP? We’d love your suppo [...]

Royal Historical Society / State Libr...

Royal Historical Society / State Library Away Day, 17 November 2016
Members to meet at Narre Warren Railway Station by 9 am to catch the first train to leave from that station after 9 am. (Due to constant changes to timetables.) For members who wish to make their own way into the city by any means of transport, we will meet out the front of Flagstaff Railway Station around 10.15 to 10.30. We will be visiting [...]

Ageing Positively/Seniors Festival Wo...

Ageing Positively/Seniors Festival Workshop
What is that indecipherable illness Great grandfather died from? Did my Grandfather really inherit  that much from his father or was he a crook? Did Great grandfather own land, if so how much and where? If you are struggling to find the answers to these questions , one or more of the following sessions may be of help. Wendy Eldridge will will [...]

NW&DFHG November General Meeting

NW&DFHG November General Meeting
Anne at Maryknoll Our guest speaker for November will be member Anne Blair who will be telling us of her experiences growing up at Maryknoll. Visitors are always welcome – there is no need to book, just come on the night.

October General Meeting

October General Meeting
We are delighted to welcome Gary Elliott from the Pakenham RSL to talk to us about the history of the RSL. There is no need to book, just come on the day – visitors are always welcome.

Harkaway Cemetery Tour

Harkaway Cemetery Tour
Join us on a walk through historic Harkaway Cemetery and uncover some of the stories behind the headstones. Tea and coffee will be served at the conclusion of the 90 minute tour. Adults – $5 payable on the day (children under 15 no charge). Bookings are essential: cemetery.tours@ [...]