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


Next Meeting
Annual Christmas Luncheon
13th December, 2017

The Chapter annual Christmas luncheon and meeting will again be held at the Mittagong R.S.L  in the Alexander Room.

The Guest Speaker is the ever popular

Robert Griffin

Robert Griffin BA (Macquarie), Master of the Built Environment (UNSW), holds a degree in history and post-graduate qualifications in building conservation. He has lectured and published widely on architectural history, conservation practice, historic interiors, collections, furniture and decorative arts and curated several exhibitions in these fields.

His topic this year is:

“Millers Point: from windmills & wharves
to heritage and gentrification”

See more detail and booking form in The 1788 Chronical for
November-December 2017


Meeting Dates

Meetings convene at the Mittagong Senior Citizens & Community Centre,
Cnr. Albert Lane and Queen Street, Mittagong.
Meetings start at 10:30 am.

February 8th
Guest Speaker: Lyn Fergusson

April 12th
Guest Speaker: Graham John Rutledge Wilcox

June 14th
Guest Speaker: Paul Brunton

August 9th – AGM & Chapter Chats

October 11th
Guest Speaker: Rodney Davis

December 13th Lunch
Guest Speaker: Robert Griffin


The Southern Highlands Chapter has members who’s First Fleet ancestor(s) arrived on the Alexander, Charlotte, Friendship, Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough or HMS Sirius.

HMS Sirius
HMS Supply
Convict Transport Alexander
Storeship Borrowdale
Convict Transport Charlotte
Storeship Fishburn
Convict Transport Friendship
Storeship Golden Grove
Convict Transport Lady Penrhyn
Convict Transport Prince of Wales
Convict Transport Scarborough
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Paintings by marine artist Frank Allen see website here