Special Note re COVID-19 Impact 2020
The activities described below were significantly affected by the COVID-19 restrictions during 2020, and may still be so affected in 2021. We have been using Zoom technology to overcome some of the problems, and will continue to do so in 2021 if necessary or desirable. We have also been forwarding monthly reprinted articles from past issues of Huguenot Times to members. The Committee last month resumed having face-to-face meetings.
Our meetings are held regularly in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra; we usually have a speaker who gives a talk/presentation 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 times and places.
Various activities are held regularly including dinners, lunches and picnics in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane so that members can get to know each other.
We publish our journal/newsletter 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 sometimes the text of talks/presentations given at our meetings, and shared information on Huguenot family history.
NSW (Sydney) Chapter – 2021
Our regular meetings/presentations commence at 2.00pm. Dates for 2021 are Saturdays 13th February (via Zoom only), 15th May, 21st August and 20th 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 2021
Lectures in Gordon Baptist Church Hall (except for 13 February – see below) (all on Saturdays):
13 February Via Zoom only: Mr Robert Nash: The Huguenots of the West End, plus a Q&A session
15 May AGM + Dr Matthew Glozier: Marshal Frederick Schomberg, Huguenot ally of William of Orange
21 August Mr Robert Wilson: Huguenots of the West Indies
20 November Mr Neil Renaud: Marnus Labuschagne and his Huguenot Ancestry
Friday 9 April: Edict of Nantes lunch at Le Bouchon, 104 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest, NSW 2065. Contact Judith Staveley, email: email@example.com
Sunday 20 June, 2pm: Annual Huguenot Heritage Church Service at St Swithun’s, Pymble
Thursday 16 September, 12 noon: Spring Picnic Lunch at the Coal Loader, Waverton
Victorian (Melbourne) Chapter – 2021
Our regular meetings commence at 2.00pm (AGM at 1.30pm).
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 20th March: Dr Marcia Cameron: Charles La Trobe: First Lt-Governor of Victoria
Saturday 3rd July: Mr Dennis Dyer: Le Chambon sur Lignon: a Proud Huguenot History and Righteous Among Nations
Friday 22nd October, 12.00 noon: Huguenot Lunch – Malvernvale Hotel, Malvern. Contact Sue A’ Beckett, phone (03) 9804 7802, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 23rd October: AGM + Mr Robert Nash: Huguenots of the West End, Soho and Westminster
Queensland (Brisbane) Chapter -2021
We meet at Toowong Library Meeting Room—9 Sherwood Road., Toowong.
Sunday 28th March: to be advised
Sunday 25th July: Mr Robert Nash: Huguenots of the West End, Soho and Westminster
Sunday 28th November: to be advised
We meet at HAGSOC Education Room, 41 Templeton Street, Cook. ACT.
Activities to be advised