Convicts and Colonists History Conference and Family History Fair

CONVICTS AND COLONISTS HISTORY CONFERENCE
& FAMILY HISTORY FAIR

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Emu Plains convict farm in 1819

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.

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
Lorraine Stacker – Emu Plains Convict Farm historian
Steve Ford – historical land researcher
State Records archivist – speaking on researching your convict and colonist family 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

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.

ALSO

to celebrate National Family History Month

Online Ancestry Resources Workshop

Get started researching your family history using online resources.

This workshop focuses on Penrith City Library’s two major databases, “Ancestry” and “FindMyPast”.

When: Monday 5 August, 10am-12pm
Where: Penrith City Library, Research Room
Details: FREE. Bookings are essential

Tickets available 1 July via penrith.city/library


Your Life in Records Workshop What can you find in government records and photographs?

Research the local area using local government records and photographic collection available at Penrith City Library.

When: Monday 12 August, 10am-12pm
Where: Penrith City Library, Research Room
Details: FREE. Bookings are essential

Tickets available 1 July via penrith.city/library

For further information about these events please email: researchservices@penrith.city; or phone Lorraine on 02 47327886, or Ann-maree on 0247327860.

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Library Research Services Supervisor, Penrith City Library
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