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Meeting Calendar 2018

22nd February at 2.00pm: Linda Emery, Captured in the Light


22nd March at 2.00pm : Tony Sheffield, Chief Photographer for Highlife Magazine

Tracing the history of Cherry Lea, Moss Vale.

26th April at 2.00pm: Terry Nunan,  Illawarra historian

Accessing NSW historical land records on the internet.

24th May at 2.00pm: Janet Black, Member BDHS

 Our member Janet Black will provide a history of the Tallong area, where she lives. The village of Tallong recently commemorated the 200th anniversary of  the survey expedition led by James Meehan, the first known party of European explorers to pass through the area.


28th June at 2.00:   Stephen Gard of Thirlmere, author of Once Upon a Hume'

Stephen Gard of Thirlmere will speak about his latest book ‘Once Upon A Hume’ published in 2017. He will take us on a journey down the Great South Road, as the Hume Highway was once known, meeting some of the intriguing folk who lived near, or preyed upon, or prospered by, the road in its earlier days.


26th July at 12 noon:  Mid-year luncheon at Bowral Golf Club - Special Guest Speaker will be Kim Eberhardt, Archivist, Westpac Archives.

Westpac has a long and proud history as Australia's first and oldest bank. It was established in 1817 as the Bank of New South Wales under a charter of incorporation provided by Governor Lachlan Macquarie. As Westpac's head of historical services, Kim has responsibility for managing the bank's corporate archives – the largest privately held archives in the Southern Hemisphere. Having commenced her career in media and journalism, Kim found her passion in historical research and documentary heritage and, prior to joining Westpac in 2015, has held a number of archivist and research roles, and was President of the Australian Society of Archivists. 


23rd August at 2.00pm: 

BDHS Member Ros Dale will give a presentation about her new book for children “Bunty Bailey’s Adventures in Berrima”. The book explores the life of Bunty, a girl aged 9 years, in 1849. Her daily life and adventures highlight the difference between our Colonial beginnings and the present day. Ros will also speak about what she is doing with the book in regard to children's education.


27th September at 2.00pm: 

Alan Clark from the Shoalhaven Historical Society will speak about his new book “Coachman of the Nowra District” and the early links of that district with the Berrima district. The book profiles those of early days who built horse-drawn vehicles along with the coach proprietors and drivers.


25th October at 2.00pm: 

Archives Road Show - Members are invited to bring along an item from their own collection for a 'Show and Tell' afternoon. Tell the story of something that is precious, or just dear to your heart.


22nd November at 2.00pm - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

AGM will be held in the upstairs meeting room of the Archives and Research Centre, Mittagong


December 2018 - CHRISTMAS LUNCH