Activities

Meetings

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.

Social Events

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.

Upcoming Events

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

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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

                                Revocation System

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 judithsta@bigpond.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.

 

ACT (Canberra)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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