Welcome to the Southern Highlands Chapter
of the Fellowship of First Fleeters
12th Anniversary Christmas Luncheon
Wednesday, 14th November, 2016
at 11:45 am
Historian and Author
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
MEMBERS & GUESTS MOST WELCOME
$46 per person.
Contact Person – Wendy 4862 4849
Look for booking form early November
Our Event in the 2016
with the National Trust
“Discovery & Rediscoveries”!
The 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.