Welcome to the Huguenot Society of Australia.
Crespin silversmith
Paul Crespin (1694-1770), Huguenot silversmith by Pierre Subleyras, c.1726

The Huguenots were French Protestants, part of a Christian movement in Europe known as the Reformation. In the 1680s Louis XIV of France was determined to force all his subjects to be Catholics. Many Huguenots chose exile in more friendly countries during an extended period of persecution. Read more

The Huguenot Society of Australia has published a number of books, CDs and newsletters about Huguenots in Australia. Read more

The Huguenot Society of Australia meets regularly: see our list of upcoming activities.

To sign up for membership, visit our membership page

To find out how to research Huguenot family history, visit our Research page.

Members can access a wealth of resources for Huguenot research on our Members Only Page (Password Protected)

A Huguenot ‘temple’ at Lyon, c. 1564, by Jean Perrissin (Bibliotheque publique et Universitaire, Geneva)