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

Next Meeting

Wednesday 12th October, 2016
at 10:30 am

Robert Griffin

robert_griffin_2Robert will be speaking on the architect George Allen Mansfield. Most people say ‘Who?’ but Mansfield was the most prominent architect in NSW in the late 19th century. He designed banks and schools all over NSW as well as offices, hotels, churches, houses, homesteads and even racecourse grandstands. His works include the Wentworth Mausoleum, the ‘fireproof’ Macleay Museum at Sydney University and ‘History House’ Macquarie Street. So Robert’s talk will explore his life and works.

Venue: Senior Citizens and Community Center, Mittagong
Cnr Albert Lane & Queen Street, Mittagong
Admission Donation $5 includes Morning Tea.
Contact Person – Wendy 4862 4849




Was on Saturday 10th

September at 2 pm

A great afternoon was enjoyed by all with lots of laughter and a certain amount of tugging at the heart strings!

The cast provided us with a very professional performance and the “Calendar” was very tastefully done.

Our Event in the 2016 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.