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
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:
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:
Spring Lunch: Wednesday 10 October from 11.30am at the Coal Loader Platform at Balls Head, Waverton.
There are spectacular views across the harbour to Balmain and up the river to Parramatta. Access is from Waverton Station, 10-15 minutes’ level walk along Balls Head Road to the Coal Loader. Parking is available near the site. Please contact Cathie and Iain Bartholomew if you need a lift from the station.
Guests should bring their own picnic and refreshments including wine if desired. Cups and glasses can be provided. Hats and sunscreen essential.
Seating is on concrete benches so if you have folding chairs please bring them too. We will provide some small tables.
Toilet facilities are available onsite.
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.
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