NSW & ACT Annual Conference

1st September 2023
By Engagement Committee
The Running Waters of History hosted by Wyong Family History Group, Fri 8 - Sun 10 Sep 2023


Wyong Family History Group Inc. will be hosting the 2023 NSW & ACT Annual Conference from 8 to 10 September 2023.

Titled “The Running Waters of History” this year’s conference recognises the Darkinjung people who were the first inhabitants of the area. The word ‘wyong’ is thought to possibly be a term for a ‘place of running water’, or possibly a reference to an edible yam found locally. With rivers, lakes, and ocean just a few minutes away, it’s clear this part of the Coast has always thrived on its healthy waterways.

The final Program is yet to be announced but we understand that the conference will have a Family History Trade Fair open to the public on Friday 8 September. Presentations for paying attendees will be held on Saturday 9 September and the morning of Sunday 10 September.

For more information please keep an eye on the Conference Website.

Family History ACT will be streaming the Conference presentations live to our Library at Cook on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday's sessions will commence with the John Crowe Address, followed by Michael Bell from the Australian War Memorial, Dr Richard Reid on Irish Emigration experiences, Michelle Patient, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, and a trio of transcription agents, Joy Murrin, Marilyn Rowan and Laurie Turtle.   

On Sunday, Jeff Madsen will be talking about geography, mapping and land records. Martin Killion and Jason Reeve are yet to confirm their exact topics, but they are always good value. Our last speaker will be Gay Hendriksen, whose focus is on women in our colonial history. 

Members of Family History ACT can join us in the Education Room to enjoy the conference with fellow enthusiasts. All day tea and coffee, and nibbles will be provided.


Tickets: $25 for both days. Visit our FHACT website to reserve you place.



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