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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 [...]

It’s May – and so, we’ve now switched to our winter timetable. The Research Room will now open on Sunday afternoons between 2 and 4 pm instead of Thursday nights. General meetings will now be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 2 pm instead of Wednesday nights.

Change of venue for our April general...

Change of venue for our April general meeting
Please note the change of venue for our April general meeting. This meeting is being held at the Narre Warren Mechanics Institute at 59 Webb  Street, Narre Warren. Wednesday 13th April 2016 at 7.30 pm. We apologise for any inconvenience – the May general meeting and those following will be held at the usual venue, the Meeting Room, at t [...]

We’re back!

We’re back!
The Research Room will re-open 2 February 2016 at 11 am. Normal summer operating hours apply. Tuesdays and Saturdays 11 am to 3 pm and Thursday nights 7 pm to 9 pm until May.

A reminder that we’ve now switc...

A reminder that we’ve now switched to our Winter timetable
Just a reminder that we have now switched to our Winter timetable, which means: our Research Room will be open on Sunday afternoons between 2 pm and 4 pm instead of Thursday nights our general meetings will be held on the second Saturday of the month at 2 pm and not Wednesday nights Our Early Bird Membership offer applies from now until 30t [...]

A tale of two soldiers

A tale of two soldiers
Whether we know it at the time or not, fate and coincidence often play an important part in our lives, this often comes to light while researching our family histories. On Remembrance Day 2012, this is just one story that illustrates this perfectly. from: The Times – Christchurch, New Zealand July 14 1915 A pathetic incident is reported in a [...]

Australian Birth, Marriage & Dea...

Australian Birth, Marriage & Death Certificate Petition
Inside History Magazine have a petition going at Petition Buzz that many of our members and visitors may be interested in. In a nutshell, they’re saying that the cost of certificates in many Australian states is too high and that there should be a more consistent approach to pricing and availability across Australia. And in my humble op [...]

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 9 May 1886
Sunday morning. The last on Board. My companions and I had a special dinner in honour of my birthday. We partook of Turkey roast before Plum Pudding.

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 3 May 1886
Got up at 6 after a short nap. Stayed up still early hours this morning to watch the storm.

Upcoming Events

  1. NW&DFHG August Meeting & AGM

    August 12 @ 2:00 pm

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