Special Note re COVID-19 Impact
The activities described below are currently affected by the COVID-19 restrictions. We have had no meetings/presentations or social events since February, but will be having an online meeting/presentation using Zoom technology on 8th August (see details elsewhere). We have been forwarding monthly reprinted articles from past issues of Huguenot Times to members. The Committee continues to meet using Zoom technology.
Our meetings are held regularly in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane; we usually have a speaker who gives a talk on a topic of Huguenot interest.
This is followed by afternoon tea and a chance for members to mingle, get to know each other, and exchange information.
Our meetings are open to everyone. See Upcoming Events (below) for details of time and place.
Various activities are held regularly including dinners, lunches and picnics in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane so that members can get to know each other.
Journal and Newsletter
We publish our journal, ‘Huguenot Times’ twice a year (May and November) to keep in contact with all our members, especially those who live outside the big cities.
It includes articles of Huguenot interest, including the text of speeches given at our meetings and shared information on family history.
NSW (Sydney) Chapter
Our regular meetings commence at 2.00pm. Dates for 2020 are 8th February, 9th May, 8th August & 14th November (see below for more details).
Venue Gordon Baptist Church Hall, Park Avenue, Gordon
There is a charge of $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members
Members, relatives and friends are most welcome and afternoon tea will be provided as usual.
The location is close to Gordon Railway station, but please note that there is no right turn into Park Avenue from the Pacific Highway if you are travelling by car from the South.
Our Programme for 2020
Lectures in Gordon Baptist Church Hall:
8 February Mr Neil Renaud: Researching Huguenot Family History in Germany HELD
9 May Dr Matthew Glozier: Marshal Frederick Schomberg, Huguenot ally of William of Orange CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
8 August Dr Marcia Cameron: Digges La Touche—Martyr or Headstrong Fool? TO BE HELD ONLINE VIA “ZOOM”
14 November AGM. Mr Robert Nash: The Huguenots of Ireland
Friday 24th April: Edict of Nantes lunch Le Bouchon, 104 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest, NSW 2065. Email firstname.lastname@example.org CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
Sunday 21 June 2.00pm: Annual Service at St Swithun’s, Pymble CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
Spring Lunch TBC CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
Victorian (Melbourne) Chapter
Our regular meetings commence at 2.00pm
Afternoon tea will be served and there will be a charge of $5.00 per head.
We will be meeting at St John the Beloved Liberal Catholic Church 91 Carroll Crescent, Glen Iris, 3146. This venue is close to Glen Iris station.
Saturday 21st March: Dr Marcia Cameron: Charles La Trobe: First Governor of Victoria CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
Saturday October (date to be advised) Mr Robert Nash: AGM & Huguenots of the West End, Soho and Westminster
Queensland (Brisbane) Chapter
We meet at Toowong Library Meeting Room—9 Sherwood Rd., Toowong
Sunday 26th July: Mr Robert Nash: Huguenots of the West End, Soho and Westminster