Future Meetings for Your Diary:-
August 2012 Meeting
‘Rebels, highwaymen and bride thieves: the stories behind our early Irish convicts’
Barbara Hall of Irish Wattle has spent 20 years researching the stories of 912 Irish men and women sentenced in the 1790s to transportation to New South Wales. Cassie Mercer, editor of Inside History magazine and collaborator with Barbara Hall, will speak about some of their stories and the contributions these convicts made to early Sydney society including Patrick Marmion, builder of the first Vaucluse House, John Davis, a horse thief who helped save the colony from starvation and Mr Knaresbro, Sydney's first 'bride thief'.
November 2012 Meeting
This will be a celebration of the Society's 30 years of existence. There will not be a guest speaker at this meeting.