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Hawkesbury Library Service June History Talks

Convicts In New Holland 1789 - 1794 By Bauza Felipe (1764 - 1834)
Convicts in new holland 1789 – 1794 by bauza felipe (1764 – 1834) © courtesy of the nsw state library

Travel back in time and learn more about local history at the Hawkesbury Library Service’s two upcoming talks this June 2024.

On Wednesday, 12 June, join Adjunct Associate Professor Carol Liston AO on the ‘RESEARCHING CONVICT WOMEN’ session at the upcoming Hawkesbury Family History Group meeting at 10:00 AM. 

As part of the current research, which examines women transported to NSW from Britain, she will talk about convict women through English and Scottish legal records to develop an understanding of the crimes committed by convict women. 

Carol Liston AO is from Western Sydney University, whose research covers early colonial history in New South Wales, with interests in people (convict, colonial born and free immigrant), local history, heritage and the built environment.

The talk is free, and there is no need to book if attendees plan to attend in person. The meeting will be held at Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor. 

Alternatively, if attendees are unable to attend in person, they may attend online. For online bookings, visit Eventbrite: Researching Convict Women through English Records.

Hawkesbury Library Service A Life On The Ocean Wave S.s. Macedon 1879 By G.g. Mccrae. Courtesy The National Library Of Australia
A life on the ocean wave s. S. Macedon 1879 by g. G. Mccrae. © courtesy of the national library of australia

On the other hand, join ‘WHY MY ANCESTOR MIGRATED’, an online family history session on Thursday, 13 June, from 6 PM to 7 PM and find out why your ancestor migrated to Australia. 

According to the Hawkesbury Library: “Investigate the resources where you can find out more details of when, and maybe why, your ancestors came to Australia in the 19th or 20th century.”

Michelle Nichols, a Local History Librarian, will present the session.

Tickets cost $5 and will be delivered online via Zoom only. Bookings are essential and can be made via Eventbrite: Why my Ancestor migrated – Family History Session VIA.

Both sessions will be held at the Hawkesbury Central Library, which is located at 300 George Street in Windsor.

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