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October 2019

Date October 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location Lorraine Taylor Research Room

Early history of trains and buses in Casey Cardinia area

To all train and bus enthusiasts, you will be excited to hear our speaker Steven Haby from the Prahan Mechanics Institute. Steven is a railway and bus enthusiast and he will inform us on the history of trains and buses within the Casey Cardinia Area. All visitors are welcomed to attend. Afterwards you can join us for an afternoon tea and our general meeting.

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Date October 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location Cranbourne Complex Meeting Room via Casey Radio Entrance

Cemeteries: bringing history to life seminar

We’ve got a fabulous day planned for anyone with an interest in cemeteries, and let’s face it, that would include most family and local historians. We start the day off at 10 am with Jan Rigby and Lois Comeadow from Brighton Cemetorians who are going to tell about Friends of Cemeteries groups in general, and their group in particular. At 10.45 Val Wilson from the Mornington & District Historical Society will tell us about Mornington Cemetery and its fabulous website.…

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Date October 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location Cranbourne Complex Meeting Room via Casey Radio Entrance

Morning Tea and a chance to shop for free

We’ve just got a Be Connected grant to put on a fabulous morning tea and look at some of the Be Connected course modules about online shopping such as the online shopping overview, introduction to internet safety and paying safely online. We’re going to go through these quite quickly, but don’t worry, you can pick it all up again when you get home if you want to. And, to celebrate our partnership with Be Connected and thank you for coming…

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Date October 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location Bunyip Cemetery

Bunyip Cemetery Tour: Life and death on the edge of the swamp

Elisha Stephen Grose was the winner of the second running of the Stawell Gift in 1879.  Elisha is one of the local identities that are interred at the beautiful and historical Bunyip Cemetery. Join us for a walk around the cemetery to hear Elisha’s story and the stories of life and death on the edge of the swamp. Tea and coffee will be served at the end of the tour. Bookings essential at cemetery.tours@nwfhg.org.au or contact Jane on (03) 9796…

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November 2019

Date November 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location Cranbourne Complex Meeting Room via Casey Radio Entrance

What can I do now I have my DNA results?

Many of us receive our DNA results hoping to break through brick walls in our family research.  The ads make it look so easy to find our ancestors. Rachel Cowen has helped quite a few people break through and would like to share some of the tools she has used to do so. Everyone is welcome to hear Rachel give us tips on growing our family tree using our DNA results. You may want to share your own experiences whether…

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