The Management Committees of both QFHS and GSQ are in early, but active, discussions regarding possible amalgamation of the Societies. Preliminary discussions have centred on broad reasons why it may or may not occur.
The first communique about this important issue is presently being sent to members. This will be followed by others providing regular updates on the discussions and investigations.
Members can read more here along with details of how to have your say.
The Dalwood Restoration Association , Inc., which consists of descendants of the Wyndham family and descendants of some of the convicts assigned to work for them, is holding a function
on 7 September 2019
The purpose of the function is to bring together the descendants of anyone who worked on one of the Wyndham properties at any time between 1828 and 1900.
As you would appreciate, identifying the convicts, Indigenous people, free settlers, colonial-born employees, and the German vine-dressers is challenging.
If you would like to join the Dalwood Restoration Association or are interested in further information on the 'Descendants' Day at Dalwood', please contact:
Don Seton Wilkinson
Join us exploring the lives of individuals and families in Colonial India and the Far East and the places and times in which they lived.
Colonial India at various times included: India (including the areas now known as Pakistan and Bangladesh), Ceylon (Sri Lanka), the Nicobar and Andaman Islands, Assam, Burma (Myanmar), Kashmir, and the Persian Gulf Residency.
The group meets on the second Sunday of February, April, June, August, October, and December.
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