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About lorrainestacker

Library Research Services Supervisor, Penrith City Library

Convicts and Colonists History Conference and Family History Fair – 31 August 2019

The Library’s Convicts and Colonists History Conference was opened by the Mayor on Saturday to a packed theatrette. The conference theme was based around the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Emu Plains convict farm in September 1819. Conference … Continue reading

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Convicts and Colonists History Conference and Family History Fair

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 … Continue reading

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New Research Room launched 9 May 2019

Penrith Library’s new Research Room and study rooms On 9 May 2019 the Library officially launched its newly refurbished areas. The Library’s Research Room, reading and reference areas and computer zone areas were refurbished. Penrith Council’s Mayor Ross Fowler welcomed … Continue reading

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Our Research Room Revealed

Our Research Room Revealed Connecting People, Places and the Past Check out the heritage festival website https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf_event/our-research-room-revealed-connecting-people-places-and-the-past/ And Penrith Library events https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/community-library/library/upcoming-library-events Monday 29 April l 10am to 12pm Q&A and Family history helpwith Nepean Family History Society Tuesday 30 April … Continue reading

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Research Room refurbishment well under way

Penrith City Library’s Research Room has moved and its staff are temporarily located in the new room until the staff areas are completed. Everything is on track for 11 March reopening of the refurbished study and computer areas, and Research … Continue reading

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Penrith City Library 2019 History Calendar

Our 2019 history calendar is now for sale. Purchases can be made at Penrith Library’s service desks or Nepean Family History Society On sale for $10

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Noble work recognised: Penrith City Library remembers the Great War.

On 21 November, the Library hosted a commemorative event to recognise the work and sacrifice of our local men and women during the First World War. Our last Our Fallen booklet was given out to attendees. These booklets have contained … Continue reading

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UNSW’s Short course in Managing Historical Documents

UNSW SHORT COURSE IN MANAGING HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS NOVEMBER 2018 The UNSW Short Course in Managing Historical Documents, which will be offered over two consecutive weeks from Monday 5th November to Friday 16th November, 2018, through the School of Humanities and … Continue reading

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National Family History Month

August is National Family History Month and Penrith Library has arranged a varied programme of activities during the month. Tickets will be available from Penrith Library from 16th July. Most events are free, but bookings are essential due to limited … Continue reading

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Toby Ryan – celebrating his 200th birthday

  Nepean Family History Society in conjunction with Penrith City Library will celebrate local colourful identity James Tobias (Toby) Ryan’s 200th birthday on 3 February 2018. Penrith City Library have also kindly digitised the facsimile copy of Toby’s Reminiscences of … Continue reading

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