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


Proudly presented by

 The Fellowship of First Fleeters
Southern Highlands Chapter

in partnership with the

BERRIMA DISTRICT MUSEUM

A National Heritage Festival Event

  19th April – 21st May, 2017

Convict Bonnets Display

STITCHED WITH LOVE

TO HONOUR CONVICT WOMEN WITH DESCENDANTS HERE IN THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS.

For more information and photographs click here

Stitched with Love

is part of the National Trust’s 2017
Australian Heritage Festival

“Having a Voice”.

Our shared Australian heritage is rich with
voices from many cultures.
Having a Voice is about taking time to stop and listen
to stories from every corner of our society.
Events from various groups within our communities
are being held across Australia.

April 19th – May 21st 2017
More information available on the website (click here).


Those members who were unable to attend our April meeting missed guest speaker Graham John Rutledge Wilcox, who delivered a fascinating talk,  giving us the true story of Australian Federation. Don’t miss our equally fascinating June guest speaker Paul Brunton.

June 2017 Guest Speaker

Paul Brunton OAM

Emeritus Curator, State Library of New South Wales and Honorary Associate of the School of Philosophical and Political Inquiry, University of Sydney. Senior Curator, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, 2002–12. Worked with the Mitchell Library’s Australiana collections from 1973 and was Curator of Manuscripts, 1986–2000. Curator of the exhibition Matthew Flinders: The Ultimate Voyage, which travelled nationally 2001–03. Curator of the Mitchell Library centenary exhibition, One Hundred (2010). Published on archives administration and various aspects of the State Library’s collection. Publications include Awake, Bold Bligh! (1989); The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks: The Australian Journey (1998); Matthew Flinders: Personal Letters from an Extraordinary Life (2002); The Diaries of Miles Franklin (2004); and with Elizabeth Ellis, A Grand Obsession: The D.S. Mitchell Story (2007). President of the Au

stralian Society of Archivists, 1991–93.

Paul will be speaking on

the Portraits of James Cook


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