Activities 2023

Our Sydney-based meetings/presentations will continue to be offered both face-to-face and remotely via “Zoom” technology in 2023. A link to join a meeting via “Zoom” will be emailed to members shortly before each meeting. Our last presentation for 2022, The Huguenots and Emperor Napoléon (Dr Matthew Glozier) – 19th November – was recorded and is now on the “members only” section of this website. The first committee meeting for 2023 will be on Wednesday 8th February at 2.00pm.

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 – 2023

Our regular meetings/presentations commence at 2.00pm. Details for 2023 have now been determined (see below for details).

Venue: Gordon Baptist Church Hall, Park Avenue, Gordon

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There is no charge for attendance or afternoon tea.

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 (Sydney) programme for 2023

Meetings/presentations in Gordon Baptist Church Hall AND via Zoom (all on Saturdays):

18 February 2023: Mr Robert Nash – Cloak and Dagger: Contrasting Careers of Two Huguenot Spies

20 May 2023: Suzanne Falkiner and Meredith Lawn – Uncovering the Story of Rose and Louis de Freycinet: Inseparable Companions in Troubled Times (this will also be the Annual General Meeting of the Society)

19 August 2023: Mr Neil Renaud – Living Side by Side: Relations Between Protestants and Catholics in a Small French Town

21 October 2023: Conference – ‘Huguenot Heritage and Contemporary Impact’ at “99 on York”. Sydney

Other events:

21 April 2023 (12.00 noon): Edict of Nantes Lunch (location to be advised) (contact Judith Staveley, email: judithsta@bigpond.com)

18 June 2023 (2.00pm): Huguenot Heritage Church Service at St Swithun’s, Pymble

14 September 2023 (12.00 noon): Spring Picnic at Marcia Cameron’s residence, 45 March Street, Orange

Victorian (Melbourne) Chapter – 2023

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 the church hall, St John the Beloved Liberal Catholic Church, 91 Carroll Crescent, Glen Iris, Melbourne (opposite Gardiner Railway Station). 

18 March 2023: to be advised

20 October 2023 (12.00 noon): Huguenot Lunch at Malvernvale Hotel, Malvern (contact Sue à Beckett, email: rabecket@bigpond.net.au)

21 October 2023: Mr Robert Nash – Cloak and Dagger: Contrasting Careers of Two Huguenot Spies           

Queensland (Brisbane) Chapter -2023

We meet at Toowong Library Meeting Room – 9 Sherwood Road, Toowong, commencing at 2.00pm.

26 March 2023: Sharing and Research Workshop

23 July 2023: Mr Robert Nash – Cloak and Dagger: Contrasting Careers of Two Huguenot Spies

26 November 2023: to be advised 

ACT (Canberra) – 2023

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

Activities to be advised