Female Convict Bonnets Project

In conjunction with the research and writing of They Sent Me North: Female Convicts in the Hunter (2019) members of the NFHS undertook to participate in the Australia-wide Roses from the Heart Female Convict Bonnets initiative.

Dungog Trip 3 June

Friday, 3 June, we will meet at the Dungog Museum, at 105 Dowling Street, at 10am. After viewing the Museum we will walk down the street and a guide will come with us to give the history of the buildings.

Daffodil Day

On Thursday, 26 May we will hold a fundraising morning tea for the Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day.

Research Guide No.4

This 32 page booklet in full colour guides the reader to places for finding information about service personnel from the well-known to the lesser-known local resources.

2022 Courses

A lot of the courses that were planned for 2021 were unable to be held due to the lockdowns. So these are now planned to be run in 2022.

NSW & ACT Assoc. of FHS Annual Conference

The Conference will be held via Zoom & YouTube 16 – 17 September 2022. A local trade fair is scheduled for 18 September at “The Barracks”, Maitland & Beyond’s rooms.

Seminar Sunday 5

15 May 2022. The focus is on DNA. 10.00am – 11.00am An introduction to DNA. 11.30am – 12.30pm Using colours to group your DNA results. 12.30pm – 1.30pm Using DNA results and Mirror Trees to find missing ancestors.

People of the Hunter Volume III

People of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley Volume III Volume III is now being proofed and will be launched soon NO MORE STORIES CAN BE ACCEPTED

Rookwood Cemetery Tour

Friday, 6 May, we will travel to Rookwood Cemetery and will be met by a guide for a Ships and Shipwrecks Tour of the cemetery.