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

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 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

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  2019

Lectures in Gordon Baptist Church Hall:

9 February                  Dr Marcia Cameron:

                                       Charles La Trobe: first Governor of Victoria

11 May                          Who do you think you are? DVD (TBA)

10 August                    Professor Susan Broomhall:

                                      Catherine de Medici and the Huguenots

9 November               Mr Robert Nash: The Royal Bounty:

                                      English Charity for French Protestants

                                          

 

Friday 3 May: Edict of Nantes lunch “Le Bouchon’, 104 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest, NSW 2065  Email judithsta@bigpond.com

Sunday 16 June: Annual Service at St Swithun’s, Pymble, 2.00pm

Thursday 26 September: Spring Lunch 12.00 at the Coal Loader Waverton. NB Change of date from Wednesday 25th

 

Victorian (Melbourne) Chapter

Our regular meetings commence at 2.00pm

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 6 AprilThe Huguenot Heritage: Huguenot Descendants in Australia by Prof. Roger Juchau

Saturday 13th JulyThe Calvinists of Hungary, by Dennis Dyer and The Edict of Nantes and other Edicts of religious freedom  by Fred Shade

Friday 25 October 12 noon: Huguenot Lunch—Malvernvale Hotel, Malvern . Contact Sue a Beckett rabecket@bigpond.com

Saturday 26th October 1.30pm: AGM and The Huguenots of Ireland by Robert Nash

                                                                                                              

Queensland (Brisbane) Chapter

CHANGE OF VENUE: our 28th July meeting will be held at the Community Meeting Room at Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane city. (This is because Toowong Library is closed for 6 months for renovations) 2pm start, as usual.

Our regular meetings commence at 2.00pm

Sunday 24 March: The Huguenot Heritage: Huguenot Descendants in Australia by Prof. Roger Juchau

Sunday 28 July: The Huguenots of Ireland by Robert Nash

Sunday 24 November TBA

 

ACT (Canberra)

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

Saturday 6 April:  Dennis Dyer: Calvinists of Hungary