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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Ken Shilling has donated 28 beautiful photographs from his collection to the Society to sell.
Members are able to borrow books from our library now it’s open for general use. ‘Click and Collect’ is still available.
Library additions Jan – Sep 2021