Meetings

Visiting Speakers

Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month (except January) in the Society's meeting room in the historic Mechanics' Institute at 68 Elder Street Lambton.

We have begun using Zoom to enable our meetings to continue during COVID-19 restrictions so you can attend from home. Details for our Zoom meetings will be included in your newsletter that will arrive in the week before the meeting.

The very popular feature of our monthly meetings are our visiting speakers who open the meeting. After the speaker there is a short break before the general meeting which then focuses on family history issues.

Please use the form at the bottom of the page if you can suggest a visiting speaker.

From September to May meetings commence at 7.30 pm in the evening. Winter meetings in June, July and August are held during the day commencing at 2.00 pm in the afternoon. 

The library is open on a Tuesday before the meeting for research.

Meeting nights 6pm to 7.25pm (summer)

Meeting days 12.30pm to 1.55pm (winter)

 

Please see our home page or contact page for our regular library hours.

​The format for our monthly meetings changed in 2020. Meeting commence with a brief talk about one of the Society's activity groups. This is followed by our guest speaker's presentation. After this talk the meeting is concluded and everyone is invited to socialise over tea, coffee and biscuits.

 

We hope that our members take the opportunity to read the group and management reports that are available in hard copy at the Society and in the Members Area of this website. Our President's reports are available for everyone to read below.

Visitors are always welcome to attend any meeting. Disabled access to the meeting room is in De Vitre Street through the gate beside the Meals on Wheels building. This gate is unlocked when our rooms are open so it is not necessary to contact the Society to arrange access.

President's Reports

We are always interested in new and interesting speakers. If you have a story to share or know of a speaker who would be able to visit our rooms to share their story or their research, please complete the contact form below outlining a possible presenter or presentation.

Do you know of a visiting speaker?

October 7.30 pm

Jill Ball

Jill is a genealogy blogger. Her blog may be found here.

At our Zoom meeting she will present a talk entitled: 
Geneagoogling - Effective Google Searches.

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5 November 7.30 pm

TBA

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.

Colorful Fireworks

3 December 7.00 pm

Christmas

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. We will again experience the thrill of John and Judy Mulhearn who will test our trivia knowledge.

Christmas Wreath Red

February 2021 7.30 pm

To Be Announced

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.

Fireworks Shows

March 2021 7.30 pm

To be announced

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.

Fireworks

April 7.30 pm

Ian Eckford

Our member Ian Eckford has a great interest in the history of Newcastle and of Christ Church Cathedral. He will tell the meeting about the history of this beautiful building.

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May 7.30 pm

Annual General Meeting

NFHS has a positive, innovative and energetic team. Build on the ideas of those who have gone before and help decide the future directions of your Society. All positions - both elected and voluntary will become vacant. Please consider joining us.

Minimal Office

June 2.00 pm

John Ramsland

Our member Emeritus Professor John Ramsland OAM, will talk about his latest research into the sculptor Raynor Hoff (1896-1937). Hoff died tragically just three years after the creation of his ultimate achievement, the sculptures for the Art Deco Anzac War Memorial in Hyde Park. 

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July 2.00 pm

Rebecca Bowman

Rebecca Bowman, a Scone social historian, will speak about her initiative and ongoing project, the Scone Antique Wedding Dress Project. This is a fascinating and valuable undertaking.

Bride by the Dock

August 2.00 pm

TBA

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.

Firework Display

September 7.30 pm

Members' Interests

If you have an item of significance to your family that you would like to share in a five-minute segment at our next Zoom meeting, please contact our secretary and we will shedule you a place.

Vintage Jar Collection

Visitors are very welcome at our meetings. If you would like to attend please click on the Zoom button to the right during the week before the meeting and you can email your request for access.

 

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