Jun 20, 2011

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The 2011 Shoalhaven Family, Local and Cultural History Fair...

Given that we live in Melbourne, readers may be wondering why we would drive all the way up to Nowra for this event. Well as the organisers know, we have relatives in Ulladulla (just down the road) and in previous years we have made the trip to coincide with a visit to them. It was easier when we lived in Canberra, and on the return trip this time we stayed the night in Canberra. Waking up to minus...

Jun 5, 2011

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NSW History & Genealogy Expo, Coffs Harbour Day 2...

Day 2 of the Unlock the Past Northern NSW history and genealogy at Coffs Harbour expo was another great day. One of the reasons I have particularly enjoyed this expo is the great venue (the C-ex Coffs Services Club) – there was a bar area near both theatres selling reasonably priced sandwiches, cups of soup, tea, coffee, cakes and muffins which were all delicious. Even better, there was a breakout area with tables and chairs where you could...

Jun 4, 2011

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NSW History & Genealogy Expo, Coffs Harbour Day 1...

The doors opened at 9.00am on 3 June for the first day of the Unlock the Past history and genealogy expo in beautiful Coffs Harbour. I can’t believe it is so warm here for winter. We have been checking it out as a possible retirement spot next year. It’s in our top 5 spots! By 9.30am there were lots of people checking out the various exhibitors which included: Archive Digital Books Australasia Clean Cruising Coffs Harbour City Library...