News for Members

3/8/2020 – Latest Article for Members Sent

Message from Dennis Dyer via Neil Renaud. The latest monthly article for members from a previous issue of Huguenot Times has been sent – The Huguenots of South Africa, by Dr Mike Du Plessis and Robert Nash (from Huguenot Times, (no. 10, November 2007). Hopefully you’ve all received it. While not a huge number of Huguenots ended up in South Africa, their contribution there seems to have been significant.

24/7/2020 – “Zoom” Presentation (8th August) Details

Message from Neil Renaud on behalf of Dennis Dyer. As a follow-up to the post of 17/7/2020 (below) regarding the meeting/presentation on 8th August, details of how to participate by Zoom are as follow. Any HSA member, no matter where you reside, may participate. You can connect using one of three methods: (1) using Zoom on any computer/laptop etc. which has a microphone and camera; (2) using Zoom on your smartphone; (3) using a landline phone via dial-in to the Zoom meeting, enabling you to listen and talk, but not see. If you wish to participate, please advise Marcia Cameron (President and Zoom meeting host) – email: Only the first 100 applications to participate can be accepted. When you apply, please give your email address, which Marcia will need to use on the meeting day. Applicants will receive more instructions closer to the meeting (8th August).

17/7/2020 – Q and A Session for November Meeting

Message from Neil Renaud on behalf of the Committee. We anticipate that, all going well, our meeting scheduled for Saturday 14 November will be a “normal” meeting held at Gordon Baptist Church. We are keen to make this a celebratory occasion, and to this end a “Q and A” session will be included, with our Secretary Robert Nash in the chair to provide the answers and facilitate any discussion. Committee member Judith Staveley will co-ordinate this and is requesting members to forward Huguenot-related questions to her. It doesn’t matter if you can’t attend this meeting, just send in your question to be answered – by email to, or post to A1 Miri Court, St Ives NSW 2075. To make this interesting for all, questions should be about the Huguenots and their history, and not about individual family and research, unless it relates to some important aspect of Huguenot history. This meeting will also be our Annual General Meeting.

17/7/2020 – Meeting/Presentation on 8th August Now via Zoom

Message from Neil Renaud on behalf of the Committee. Due to continuing COVID-19 issues, the Committee has decided not to proceed with the face-to-face meeting/presentation on 8th August. Instead, we are pleased to say that this meeting/presentation will now be held online using Zoom technology. Information on how to participate in the meeting, including viewing the presentation The Enigmatic Reverend Digges La Touche (to be delivered by Marcia Cameron), will be forwarded to HSA members shortly. For those unable to participate via Zoom, the videorecording of the presentation will be placed on the “members only” section of this website in the usual way. From a technical point-of view this is an exciting initiative and we hope it all works!