Next Monthly General Meeting

7 December

Trivia Night with Ron & Judy Mulhearn

7:00 pm


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NFHS now has a QR Code

Please enter by the front door ONLY

(The side gate will be unlocked if you park in De Vitre Street)

Upon entry please scan in and then sign our sign-in book as usual

(If you don't have a Smart phone we will sign you in)




NFHS rooms will re-open from Thursday 21 October
for members only

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A message from the eTeam

Our September Journal has been printed and is now available for collection at the rooms.

You may wish to use the Click-and-Collect described on our library page here.

Upcoming Courses
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Microsoft Office

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Organising Genealogy

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It’s Time to Write That Story!


With Volumes I and II of our Society’s next publication soon to be launched, it is time to think about stories for Volume III, the last in the series.


The first two volumes of People of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley: Their Stories – Our Heritage contain some wonderful contributions from our members and their friends. If you have been thinking of submitting a story of an ancestor or simply someone who interests you, remember stories can be anything in length up to 1500 words. The only proviso is that the main subject of the story must have been buried or cremated somewhere in Newcastle or the Hunter Valley. Photographs, sketches, maps etc are always most welcome.

Volume III already has a number of stories one of which tells of a lady who was better known than Nobbys, another of a policeman who may or may not have known what his wife got up to behind his back and yet another story is of a quietly-living man and his truly amazing legacy.


Please put pen to paper or finger to keyboard and post your story to

Maree & Ken Shilling PO Box 296 Jesmond, 2299 or email to

Please remember this is the last Volume in the series and once the allocated number of 50 stories is received, we will not be able to accept any more entries for this work.

Thank you in anticipation – Maree & Ken Shilling

Wonderful Photographs

Ken Shilling has donated 28 beautiful photographs from his collection to the Society to sell. These photos are all mounted on acid-free mount-board and come to you in an acid-free sleeve ready to be framed. They would make a wonderful Christmas gift for one of your loved ones. These are actual photographs, not digital, so have a long life span.

These photos are available now for the low price of $25.00 each. Some samples of the photos are shown below. Each photo has information on the back explaining the history of the photo.


If you are interested in the photos, please email Mel on


Library and Meeting Room


Former Mechanics Institute

68 Elder St 

Lambton NSW 2299

(opposite the tennis courts in Lambton Park)

Our library is open:

Thursday: 1pm to 3pm

Saturday*: 10am to 3pm
(closed between 12 and 1 for cleaning)

Meeting nights: 6pm to 7.25pm (spring, summer & autumn)

Meeting days: 12.30pm to 1.55pm (winter)

* Our library is closed on public holidays and also on the Saturday of a long weekend until further notice. We are open for members and visitors during opening hours. There is a charge for visitors to use our facilities of $5 on a Thursday and $5 for each half day on a Saturday.

Our Volunteer Groups are:


Snippers: 1st and 3rd Wednesday

   from 10.00am till 2.00pm

Library: 2nd and 4th Monday

   from 9.30am till 12.00pm

Publications: 3rd Friday of
   even months from 10.00am till 12.00pm

Planning: Various dates - See Calendar


Sharon Claydon,

MP Federal Member for Newcastle

Sonia Hornery,

MP State Member for Wallsend

Nuatali Nelmes, 

Lord Mayor of Newcastle

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