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Issue 24: April 2015



Anzac Centenary History Fair

WAGS State Theatre Centre Perth
Sunday, 26 April
10:00am - 16:00pm

The Anzac Centenary History Fair will be held in the State Theatre courtyard on 26 April from 10 am to 4pm. 

WAGS, State Records Office, State Library,
National Archives of Australia and the Military Historical Society will have displays (plus some others).  There will be talks during the day in the theatre and Comet Bay Secondary College will be performing in the theatre during the day.

 

cop_100yearsofanzac_sml3.jpg


 

 
 

National Volunteer Week 2015 - WAGS Morning Tea

 

Current WAGS volunteers  and those considering becoming a volunteer are invited to:

MORNING TEA  Monday 11 May 2015 10.00 – 12 nooncup-of-tea.jpg

Unit 4, 48 May Street Bayswater.

Would you like to know more about volunteering at WAGS?
Come along and find out more over a cuppa and meet other WAGS volunteer members.

RSVP by 1 May 2015  (for catering purposes) At the WAGS Library desk 9271 4311; or Email 

 

Western Australian Genealogical Society (Inc.)
Notice of Alteration of the By-Laws

 Notice is hereby given (under clauses 9(2)(d) and 18(6) of the Society’s
Constitution) that the Management Committee has altered the Society’s By-Laws
previously published in the WAGS Operations Manual 2012 as the “WA Genealogy
Society Regulations”.

The altered by-laws to be known as the WA Genealogical Society By-Laws have
been posted on the Society’s web site under Members Only WAGS Business.
Any member may give notice in writing to the Secretary prior to 17 May 2015
being six (6) weeks before the next AGM that the member requires the next AGM
to disallow the alteration of the by-laws.

Members, for more information login and go to Members Only/WAGS Business.

Liana Fitzpatrick
President
23 February 2015

Special Interest Groups

SIGs meet at Unit 4, WAGS 48 May Street Bayswater, unless otherwise stated

Proposed Military Special Interest Group

Would you be interested in a MILITARY Special Interest Group? We are gauging
interest in forming a new SIG that would cover all things Military  - 
Militia, Army, Airforce, Navy, any country, any battle, active service,
peacekeeping, resistance.

? Where can you find records ?
? How do you interpret the records ?artillery.jpg
? What are the stories behind the records ?

If you are interested in attending the proposed quarterly meetings please
email your interest to the Liaison Officer, Gwyn Williams,  or add your details to the posters in the rooms at 48 May Street, Bayswater.

Saturday 11 at 11:00am Computer Group
Topic- Facebook and many more interesting things

Sunday 12 at 1:30pm Convict Group
Guest Speaker: Neil Foley; "The Life of Edward Taylor, Convict No. 9315"

Saturday 18 at 10:00am Enrolled Pensioner Guards Group
meeting & AGM

Saturday 18 at 10:30am Victorian Group workshop (WAGS Library)
All members researching ancestors from the Eastern States of Australia are
invited to come along. VicSIG members will be available to assist you.

Saturday 18 at 2:00pm Swan River Pioneers Group
meeting & AGM

Sunday 19 at 2:00pm Irish Group

EPG Feature by Terry Edwards

Anniversaries: As this newsletter begins the 2nd quarter of 2015, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on what occurred with our EPG ancestors in this quarter.
I have extracted the following anniversaries of convict/EPG ships arriving in (or off) Fremantle, from Gillian O’Mara’s 1991 book. As Gillian points out, there is some imprecision concerning the date to be associated with each arrival. So, to avoid being bogged down in these questions I just list the arrivals in the second quarter.

epg_feature_15-04.jpg


I haven’t checked whether transportees mean convicts alone or (convicts +EPGs). I’ll be more disciplined next time and consult Broomhall (& Gillian!)
So now, EPG descendants, you can plan your celebrations to toast your beginnings in Western Australia!


Education Officers Needed

 WAGS are looking for a couple of people interested in this important role.

In this role you would seek presenters for the principal WAGS education
sessions for both new and current members, as well as plan and
co-ordinate these events.

The position could easily be shared between two people.  More details are
available about this vital position and if you would like to know more please
contact: Betty Pyke on 6460 3482 or Email Volunteer Coordinator.

Advantages of being a volunteer:

  • Use personal experience and skills to benefit our society.
  • Learn, or understand more of the research benefits of WAGS.
  • Meet interesting people with a common curiosity in genealogical research.
  • Enjoy being able to put something back into the society. 

 

Genie Chatter

   genie-chatter.jpgMonday 13 at 12:00pm Lunchtime discussion & Show & Tell
Topic: Vital Records - the lifeblood of genealogy. What are vital records and why are they the lifeblood of genealogy? What information do they contain, and how should they be used? Come along and share interesting records you have found. 


Family History Societies

Rockingham Family History Society
Saturday, 4 April at 2pm
Topic: Dr Fiona Bush who will discuss "The Legacy of Convict Builders in
Western Australia."
For more information go to FHSRD

Mandurah Family History Society
Saturday, 11 April 2015 1:30pm
Topic: Historian Nicholas Reynolds will present "Australia at War: Before
Gallipoli".

For more information go to MFHS

11th Battalion Project connections for April 2015

Gallipoli the beautiful city
Artist Lev Vykopal's exhibition of landscapes and portraits of the Gallipoli region from both sides of the wire. This exhibition includes portraits of descendants of Turkish soldiers who fought at Gallipoli, as well as descendants of 11th Battalion soldiers who were there. At the Fremantle Arts Centre, runs from 11 April to 24 May 2015.
For details click

Have a cuppa with the author of "Game to the Last", James Hursthurst-gttl-cover.png

ANZAC House Perth, 15 April 2015, booking needed,see details on WAGS website

11th Battalion in the Nook

Stories from the 11th Battalion in the State Library Nook from 2nd week of April through to Mid May. This static exhibition will provide information about soldier of the 1th Battalion, highlight WAGS 11Bn Project and encourage people to contact WAGS with information on their soldier.

Together 100 Years Apart

curtin1-t100ya.jpg


Joint WAGS and Curtin University Exhibition at John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Bentley - Runs from 24th April to September 2015.
(Details coming on the WAGS website, but teaser article & some images click here

 

  11th Battalion on Egypt's Cheops Pyramid on January 10, 1915 at the John Curtin Gallery.

 

 

Education & Orientation

  For more information click here

Wednesday, 15 at 10:00am - 13:00pm Orientation Session
Discover how to get the most out of your WAGS membership.

New members or any member wanting a refresher session on what resources are available to help you with your research - in the library, on our website and elsewhere.

Bring your lunch and join with others in some lunchtime discussion before moving to the library to do your own research. RSVP to the Library -  9271 4311  or email    Orientation

 

Library News

WAGS Library will close for public holidays:

Friday 03 April
Saturday 04 April
Monday 06 April
Saturday 25 April
Monday 27 Aprilclosed_book.jpg


 

_______________

Robert Atkins

E: WAGS eNews editor

Please send items for the next eNews to the Editor by the 20th of the month prior.

eNews of The Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.
6/48 May St., Bayswater, WA. 6053 - Phone: (08) 9271 4311

Issue 24: April 2015

 

Anzac Centenary History Fair

WAGS State Theatre Centre Perth
Sunday, 26 April
10:00am - 16:00pm

The Anzac Centenary History Fair will be held in the State Theatre courtyard on 26 April from 10 am to 4pm. 

WAGS, State Records Office, State Library,
National Archives of Australia and the Military Historical Society will have displays (plus some others).  There will be talks during the day in the theatre and Comet Bay Secondary College will be performing in the theatre during the day.

 

cop_100yearsofanzac_sml3.jpg

 

 
 

 

 

 

National Volunteer Week 2015 - WAGS Morning Tea

Current WAGS volunteers  and those considering becoming a volunteer are invited to:

MORNING TEA  Monday 11 May 2015 10.00 – 12 nooncup-of-tea.jpg

Unit 4, 48 May Street Bayswater.

Would you like to know more about volunteering at WAGS?
Come along and find out more over a cuppa and meet other WAGS volunteer members.

RSVP by 1 May 2015  (for catering purposes) At the WAGS Library desk 9271 4311; or Email 

 Western Australian Genealogical Society (Inc.)
Notice of Alteration of the By-Laws

 Notice is hereby given (under clauses 9(2)(d) and 18(6) of the Society’s
Constitution) that the Management Committee has altered the Society’s By-Laws
previously published in the WAGS Operations Manual 2012 as the “WA Genealogy
Society Regulations”.

The altered by-laws to be known as the WA Genealogical Society By-Laws have
been posted on the Society’s web site under Members Only WAGS Business.
Any member may give notice in writing to the Secretary prior to 17 May 2015
being six (6) weeks before the next AGM that the member requires the next AGM
to disallow the alteration of the by-laws.

Members, for more information login and go to Members Only/WAGS Business.

Liana Fitzpatrick
President
23 February 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Interest Groups

SIGs meet at Unit 4, WAGS 48 May Street Bayswater, unless otherwise stated

Proposed Military Special Interest Group

Would you be interested in a MILITARY Special Interest Group? We are gauging
interest in forming a new SIG that would cover all things Military  - 
Militia, Army, Airforce, Navy, any country, any battle, active service,
peacekeeping, resistance.

? Where can you find records ?
? How do you interpret the records ?artillery.jpg
? What are the stories behind the records ?

If you are interested in attending the proposed quarterly meetings please
email your interest to the Liaison Officer, Gwyn Williams,  or add your details to the posters in the rooms at 48 May Street, Bayswater.

Saturday 11 at 11:00am Computer Group
Topic- Facebook and many more interesting things

Sunday 12 at 1:30pm Convict Group
Guest Speaker: Neil Foley; "The Life of Edward Taylor, Convict No. 9315"

Saturday 18 at 10:00am Enrolled Pensioner Guards Group
meeting & AGM

Saturday 18 at 10:30am Victorian Group workshop (WAGS Library)
All members researching ancestors from the Eastern States of Australia are
invited to come along. VicSIG members will be available to assist you.

Saturday 18 at 2:00pm Swan River Pioneers Group
meeting & AGM

Sunday 19 at 2:00pm Irish Group

EPG Feature by Terry Edwards

Anniversaries: As this newsletter begins the 2nd quarter of 2015, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on what occurred with our EPG ancestors in this quarter.
I have extracted the following anniversaries of convict/EPG ships arriving in (or off) Fremantle, from Gillian O’Mara’s 1991 book. As Gillian points out, there is some imprecision concerning the date to be associated with each arrival. So, to avoid being bogged down in these questions I just list the arrivals in the second quarter.

epg_feature_15-04.jpg

I haven’t checked whether transportees mean convicts alone or (convicts +EPGs). I’ll be more disciplined next time and consult Broomhall (& Gillian!)
So now, EPG descendants, you can plan your celebrations to toast your beginnings in Western Australia!



Education Officers Needed

 WAGS are looking for a couple of people interested in this important role.

In this role you would seek presenters for the principal WAGS education
sessions for both new and current members, as well as plan and
co-ordinate these events.

The position could easily be shared between two people.  More details are
available about this vital position and if you would like to know more please
contact: Betty Pyke on 6460 3482 or
Email Volunteer Coordinator.

Advantages of being a volunteer:

  • Use personal experience and skills to benefit our society.
  • Learn, or understand more of the research benefits of WAGS.
  • Meet interesting people with a common curiosity in genealogical research.
  • Enjoy being able to put something back into the society. 

 

Genie Chatter

   genie-chatter.jpgMonday 13 at 12:00pm Lunchtime discussion & Show & Tell
Topic: Vital Records - the lifeblood of genealogy. What are vital records and why are they the lifeblood of genealogy? What information do they contain, and how should they be used? Come along and share interesting records you have found. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family History Societies

Rockingham Family History Society
Saturday, 4 April at 2pm
Topic: Dr Fiona Bush who will discuss "The Legacy of Convict Builders in
Western Australia."
For more information go to
FHSRD

Mandurah Family History Society
Saturday, 11 April 2015 1:30pm
Topic: Historian Nicholas Reynolds will present "Australia at War: Before
Gallipoli".

For more information go to MFHS

11th Battalion Project connections for April 2015

Gallipoli the beautiful city
Artist Lev Vykopal's exhibition of landscapes and portraits of the Gallipoli region from both sides of the wire. This exhibition includes portraits of descendants of Turkish soldiers who fought at Gallipoli, as well as descendants of 11th Battalion soldiers who were there. At the Fremantle Arts Centre, runs from 11 April to 24 May 2015.
For details
click

Have a cuppa with the author of "Game to the Last", James Hursthurst-gttl-cover.png

ANZAC House Perth, 15 April 2015, booking needed,see details on WAGS website

11th Battalion in the Nook

Stories from the 11th Battalion in the State Library Nook from 2nd week of April through to Mid May. This static exhibition will provide information about soldier of the 1th Battalion, highlight WAGS 11Bn Project and encourage people to contact WAGS with information on their soldier.


Together 100 Years Apart

curtin1-t100ya.jpg

Joint WAGS and Curtin University Exhibition at John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Bentley - Runs from 24th April to September 2015.
(Details coming on the WAGS website, but teaser article & some images
click here

Education & Orientation

  For more information click here

Wednesday, 15 at 10:00am - 13:00pm Orientation Session
Discover how to get the most out of your WAGS membership.

New members or any member wanting a refresher session on what resources are available to help you with your research - in the library, on our website and elsewhere.

Bring your lunch and join with others in some lunchtime discussion before moving to the library to do your own research. RSVP to the Library -  9271 4311  or email    Orientation

 

Library News

WAGS Library will close for public holidays:

Friday 03 April
Saturday 04 April
Monday 06 April
Saturday 25 April
Monday 27 April
closed_book.jpg

  _______________

 

 

 

Robert Atkins

E: WAGS eNews editor

Please send items for the next eNews to the Editor by the 20th of the month prior.

eNews of The Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.
6/48 May St., Bayswater, WA. 6053 - Phone: (08) 9271 4311

 

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