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.
A variety of dinners, lunches, picnics and other activities are held regularly in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to allow members to 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 2018 are 10 February, 12th May, 11th August & 10th 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
The next meeting of the Society will be held on Saturday 12th May. We will hold a very short AGM followed by a lecture , Calvinists of Hungary by Mr Dennis Dyer. Dennis visited Hungary last year and we shall hear about the fascinating discoveries he made there.
Members, relatives and friends are most welcome and afternoon tea will be provided as usual.
The location is fortunately 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 2018
Lectures in Gordon Baptist Church Hall:
10 February Dr Matthew Glozier, The Huguenots And The Hanoverian Succession
12 May AGM and Mr Dennis Dyer, Calvinists of Hungary
11 August Dr Jo-Anne Pemberton, Rousseau and the victims of the
10 November Mr Robert Nash, Huguenots in the Channel Islands
Other special events:
27 April Edict of Nantes Lunch
The Edict of Nantes Celebration lunch will be held this year at Le Bouchon Restaurant, 104 Willoughby Road Crow’s Nest NSW, at 12.00 noon.
There will be 2 courses: main and dessert plus tea or coffee.
Price: $60 per person. Corkage an extra $8.00.
Recommended everyone does BYO if they want wine.
Parking is available nearby in Holtermann Street Car Park; and the 257 bus runs from Chatswood Interchange along Willoughby Road.
Please RSVP Judith Staveley by 20th April if you will be attending so she may advise the restaurant of the numbers.
Her contact details are: phone (02) 9144 5474 and email email@example.com
17 June Huguenot Service at St Swithun’s, Pymble
Preacher: Rev. Dr Roger Chilton
Spring Lunch: date and venue TBA
Victorian (Melbourne) Chapter
Our regular meetings commence at 1.00. Our usual venue is the new premises of the Genealogical Society of Victoria, Level 6, 85 Queen St, Melbourne.
Saturday 14 April 2018: Dr. Marcia Cameron: The Huguenots of Later Stuart Britain
Friday 2 November: 12.00 noon. Huguenot Lunch at Malvernvale Hotel, Malvern
Saturday 3 November: AGM. Mr Robert Nash, The Royal Bounty: English Charity for French Protestants (Please note: the AGM will commence at 12 noon. The talk will commence at 1pm)
Queensland (Brisbane) Chapter
Toowong Library Meeting Room —9 Sharwood Rd., Toowong. Our regular meetings commence at 2.00pm
Sunday 29 July: Mr Robert Nash, The Royal Bounty: English Charity for French Protestants
Sunday 25 November: Professor Roger Juchau, Australian Huguenot Heritage. This talk will examine the French roots, motivations and stories of the Huguenot descendants who came to Australia in the 19th century.
We meet at HAGSOC Education Room, 41 Templeton St, Cook. ACT