Activities

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.

Meetings/Presentations

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.

Social Events

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/Newsletter

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.

Upcoming Events

NSW (Sydney) Chapter – 2021

Our regular meetings/presentations commence at 2.00pm. Dates for 2021 are Saturdays 13th February, 8th May, 14th August and 13th November (see below for more details).

Venue: Gordon Baptist Church Hall, Park Avenue, Gordon

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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 (all on Saturdays):

13 February       Mr Robert Nash: The Huguenots of the West End, plus a Q&A session

8 May                   AGM + Dr Matthew Glozier: Marshal Frederick Schomberg, Huguenot ally of  William of Orange       

14 August           Mr Robert Wilson: Huguenots of the West Indies

13 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: judithsta@bigpond.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 rabecket@bigpond.net.au  

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

ACT (Canberra)

We meet at HAGSOC Education Room, 41 Templeton Street, Cook. ACT.

Activities to be advised