Convicts and Colonists History Conference and Family History Fair

Celebrate National Family History Month with a special conference that’s taking us 200 years into Penrith’s past and with a free fair to help you delve deeper into your family’s past.

Convicts and Colonists History Conference

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Emu Plains Convict Farm. Established in September 1819, the farm played a pivotal role in Penrith’s early colonial history. The Conference will feature guest speakers noted for their work in historical research and Penrith’s local area, and historically accurate re-enactments from Acting Factory.

Our guest speakers include:

  • Professor Grace Karskens, historian and archaeology professor
  • Lorraine Stacker, Emu Plains Convict Farm historian
  • Steve Ford, historical land researcher
  • State Records archivist

DATE: Saturday 31 August
TIME: 10am-4pm
LOCATION: Peter Goodfellow Theatrette, Penrith City Library
COST: $25 per person, book via Eventbrite.

Family History Fair

Learn how to begin researching your family history and the local area from professional researchers. Bring along your personal family history project and gain some assistance on where to go next.

DATE: Saturday 31 August
TIME: 10am-4pm
LOCATION: Lower lounge of the Penrith City Library
COST: FREE – Bookings are not required.

For more information, please contact the Library Research Services Team on .

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