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
Now extended to the end of June
19th April – 30th June, 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 Australian Society of Archivists, 1991–93.
Paul will be speaking on the
Portraits of James Cook
Meetings convene at the Mittagong Senior Citizens & Community Centre,
Cnr. Albert Lane and Queen Street, Mittagong.
Meetings start at 10:30 am.
Guest Speaker: Lyn Fergusson
Guest Speaker: Graham John Rutledge Wilcox
Guest Speaker: Paul Brunton
August 9th – AGM & Chapter Chats
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.