The Shoalhaven Family History Society has arranged to have an experienced archivist from the NSW State Records Office visit Nowra and demonstrate some of the historical records that are available to all Australians.
Gail Davis has worked at State Records as an Archivist for many years. Her first talk will be titled “Pandora’s Box”.
This highlights some of the less known records available for everyone’s use.
Included in this presentation Gail will tell of some most interesting and entertaining finds she has made over the years.
After a light lunch provided by the ladies of the Bolong Union Church Heritage Group Gail will tell of the records held at the Archives on children in care during the 19th and 20th centuries. If you have had an ancestor taken into care as a child this may be the only means of finding out about their life and fate.
Gail will be joined by historian and author, Judith Dunn who will guide us through researching the early “lady” convicts who made up the basis of our colony and the “terrible and interesting” crimes that they committed.
Judith will end the day on a lighter note by sharing some of the comical and interesting headstone transcriptions she has found over the last 20 or more years of researching and transcribing cemetery records and monuments.
The event will happen on Saturday, July 23 from 10am at the supper rooms at the rear of the Nowra School of Arts building in Berry Street Nowra.
Lunch will be provided and tickets are $25 per person.
Contact Joy Vost on 02 4421 5551 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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