Welcome to the Southern Highlands Chapter
of the Fellowship of First Fleeters

Next Meeting

12th Anniversary Christmas Luncheon

linda-emery_1Wednesday, 14th November, 2016
at 11:45 am

Guest Speaker

Historian and Author

Linda Emery


Linda will be speaking on the subject of “History and Letter Writing” in the context of Australia, starting with the First Fleet.

Venue: Mittagong RSL Alexandra Room
Cnr. Bessemer Street & Old Hume Highway, Mittagong

$46 per person.
Contact Person – Wendy 4862 4849
Look for booking form early November

Our Event in the 2016
with the National Trust
Heritage Festival

“Discovery & Rediscoveries”!

harpers_mansion_front_3The Harper’s Mansion (Berrima) Committee kindly invited our Chapter to mount an exhibition including books, documents, charts, maps and memorabilia related to the First Fleeters who arrived on the 26th January 1788 to establish the first European settlement in Australia in the display room at Harper’s Mansion. It was an invitation that we were delighted to accept. We are now a registered festival event.

The official opening on 16th April was a great success with with FFF Southern Highlands Chapter members joined by National Trust members for drinks and refreshments before the display and the Heritage Festival was official opened by Eric Savage on behalf of the National Trust with Wendy Selman responding on behalf of the  FFF Southern Highlands Chapter.

The display finished on the 29th May. The mansion guides all reported positive feedback and interest. One couple returned as they didn’t have time to read it all on their first visit. So, all in all, a very successful venture & positive relations established, hopefully looking to further ventures in the future.