Library Orientation Sessions
Day 1: Saturday, 9 February 2019
Day 2: Saturday, 16 February 2019
Library Orientation Sessions
Day 1: Saturday, 30 March 2019
Day 2: Saturday, 6 April 2019
Volunteer Morning Tea
Thursday, 24 October 2019
from 5.30 pm to 7.30
 pm
2019 SANDGATE TOUR
Sunday, 26 May 2019
An easy walk ... then
coffee or lunch 
Share the Story
An easy walk ... then
coffee or lunch 
Share the Story
PLANNING GROUP MEETING
Friday, 1 February 2019
at 10.00 am
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Our Society would love to know of interesting speakers who can talk to members, friends and visitors. If you know of any person please contact the visiting speaker coordinator using the contact box on this page. Currently we have no coordinator so you might also consider accepting this role.

To Be Announced

February 7.30 pm

Fireworks Show

Mark is Operations General Manager at Rookwood Cemetery. He has worked there since 1992 and during that time has held various roles rangig from grounds maintenance, burials, sales, grief counselling and dispute handling. He has many interesting and quirky stories to tell. 

To Be Announced

March 7.30 pm

Misty Woodland

Mark is Operations General Manager at Rookwood Cemetery. He has worked there since 1992 and during that time has held various roles rangig from grounds maintenance, burials, sales, grief counselling and dispute handling. He has many interesting and quirky stories to tell. 

To Be Announced

April 7.30 pm

Conference Room

Please consider joining a positive, innovative and energetic team and by building on those who have gone before, contribute plans to deciding the future directions of the NFHS Society. All positions - both elected and voluntary will become vacant. (If only our chairs looked like these!)

Annual General Meeting

7 May 7.30 pm

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Our member Julie Keating will speak about her research into her latest publication, Wickham, Islington and Tighe’s Hill: the early days near Throsby Creek. This is another one in Julie's series of  publications on the suburbs of Newcastle. 

Julie Keating

4 June 2.00 pm

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Mel is the convener of our upcoming publication about the female convicts who arrived in Newcastle. She will talk about the background and research involved in producing the publication.

Mel Woodford

2 July 2.00 pm

Ancient Containers

Our member Marie is descended from members of the Hughes family who operated Hughes Pottery at The Junction. She will talk about her family and their business.

Hughes Pottery

6 August 2.00 pm

Antiques

Give your name to the Secretary if you would like to talk about an important item in your collection or something that has been handed down to you from an ancestor. 

Members' Interests

5 September 7.30 pm

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Jane will explain the resources required and her progress in recreating the lost records of the NSW government-run institutions for children of  Newcastle, Biloela, Shaftesbury and the Vernon. This talk will also be presented at the NSW State Conference later in October.

Jane Ison

1 October 7.30 pm

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Dr Helen English from Newcastle University will speak to members about the Impact of Spanish 'Flu on Entertainment & Community Activities in Newcastle (1919).
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Under Negotiation

5 November 7.30 pm

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Members please come to our Christmas get-together. Bring a small plate and your thinking caps. We look forward to enjoying the end of a busy year and we always have a lovely evening.

Christmas

3 December 7.30 pm

 

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