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WAGS eNews - Issue 9 - December 2013

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Issue 9: December 2013

WAGS Library temporary closure

Thursday 28 November 2013

Please note that the WAGS Library and the Unit 4 meeting room will be closed on Thursday 28th November. 

Western Power has advised that electricity to our premises at 48 May St will be turned off on Thursday, 28 November from 8.00am to 5.00pm so that essential maintenance and upgrades to the network can be done.

[see Library news below for Xmas closure and new opening hours for 2014]

Web Site News

The following items have been uploaded to the WAGS Web Site:

Home Office Criminal Records enews9 Hulk

HO19 - Registers of Criminal Petitions. Available to Members Only. Apx, 1340 images, some 20-30 names per page = some 33,000+ names.

Geo-location Maps

Western Australian Churches and Western Australian Cemeteries. Pioneer churches in particular are on one map, and the other map covers Western Australian Cemeteries and burial sites. These maps are available to the public. Some 760+ locations in the maps.

WAGS Bookshop is onlineenews9 wlbshop

Get your Christmas orders in before it’s too late for pick-up or delivery: Bookshop

WAGS Activities & Learning Survey

eNews9 survey
eNews 8 introduced this survey to readers. There has been a reasonable response however more would be really good! To assist us we are asking you to complete this survey on activities and education programs, which can be found via the WAGS Survey link This is closing the same day as WAGS shuts down for the Christmas New Year break December 7 - so it is your last chance to participate and let us know what you think.

What is a Webinar?

enews9 computer1A webinar is an online seminar. Participants log into a particular website to view a live seminar on the web. This can be done from home (or elsewhere) on any computer, using a web browser. There may be a charge for participating to cover costs.


Special Interest Groups

Sunday 1 at 2:00pm Legacy User Groupenews9 luke has a sister

Saturday 7
at 11:00am London & South of England

Peter Hamersley will present :

An Illustrated Look at Life and Poverty in the 19th Century East End of London.  

Being the last meeting for 2013 please feel free to bring along something to share for lunch.   

Sunday 8
at 10:00am North of England

Saturday 14
at 11:00am Computer

Saturday 14
at 2:00pm Western Australian

Dr Yit Seng Yow, Vice President of the Chung Wah Association will speak on :enews9 westaust

Chinese History in Western Australia

The WA Special Interest Group extends a special invitation to the India and South East Asia Special Interest Group to hear Dr Yow's presentation


House Group Meetings

enews9 housegroupsWednesday 4 at 7:30pm South of River House Group
Topic: What is your favourite or most useful history book website?

There will be no meeting in January. Meetings resume on Wednesday 5th February.



The WAGS Library will close for Christmas/New Year break at 5pm on Saturday, 7th December and will reopen on Monday 13th January at 9.30am.

It’s a great opportunity to borrow some items from the Library knowing that you can  legitimately have them for a full five weeks!

Please check your desk and shelves and return or renew any outstanding items.

Thank you


Visitors to the WAGS Library on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month and the three public holidays it was open in 2013, have dwindled to the point where this could no longer be justified.

WAGS Management Committee has decided that the Library be closed on all Sundays and all public holidays.
The closure of the Library on Sundays and all Public Holidays will mean a minor reduction in opening hours however only at times when the Library is little utilised by members.

Commencing in 2014, the WAGS Library WILL NOT be open on Sundays, or any West Australian Public Holiday.

Library Hours in 2014

6/48 May St, Bayswater, Western Australia 6053enews9 books1
Monday                                        9.30-8.00pm
Tuesday                                       Closed
Wednesday - Friday                     9.30-2.30pm
Saturday                                      1.00-5.00pm
Sunday and all Public Holidays     Closed


Message from the Editor

enews9 xmasThis is the last edition of eNews for the year so I would like to wish Readers a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. I look forward to your support in 2014.

The next edition will be emailed on 7 January 2014


E: WAGS eNews editor

If you have an item of WAGS related activity for eNews please send it to the Editor by the 20th of the month prior.




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Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:18

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