at Penrith City Library
31 August 10am – 4pm
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Emu Plains Convict Farm’s establishment and Penrith’s early colonial history.
PLUS – the launch of the revised edition of Lorraine Stacker’s history of the convict farm – Chained to the soil on the Plains of Emu
With the U3A Theatre group performing The Exile of Erin as an encore to the conference
History Conference –
Where: Peter Goodfellow Theatrette
Cost: $25 bookings via penrith.city/library
Speakers will explore this early colonial period and give insights into researching your family and local history
Conference Speakers include:
Professor Grace Karskens – historian and archaeologist – Rediscovering Lost Histories of the River: Convicts, Aboriginal People and River Places
Lorraine Stacker – Emu Plains Convict Farm historian – Chained to the Soil on the Plains of Emu
Martyn Killion – Tracing NSW Convicts using the State Archives Collections
Steve Ford – historical land researcher – The House on the Hill – Dungarth – Owners and Occupiers
Family History Fair
Where: Library lower lounge
Cost: Free entry
bookings not required
Meet local historical groups from outer Western Sydney and beyond and gain tips and guidance for conducting your own research.
For further information about these events please email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or phone Lorraine on 02 47327886, or Ann-maree on 0247327860.