Guest Presenter – Immigration to Australia

During our first meeting group members indicated that they would appreciate a session on immigration. At our meeting at Hornsby Central Library on Wednesday June 17 at 2:00 pm our guest presenter, Kerry Farmer will discuss immigration records for Australia.


Kerry Farmer

Kerry has been teaching family history classes since 1997. With degrees in both science and the arts, she is a member of the Educational Committee of the Society of Australian Genealogists, and a regular speaker at conferences and other events. Kerry is also the Director of Australian Studies for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, developing their course series ‘Certificate in Genealogical Studies – Australian Records’.

Kerry authored DNA for Genealogists (3rd edn, 2015), Arrivals in Australia from 1788 (2015) and together with Rosemary Kopittke wrote Which Genealogy Program? (3rd edn, 2012) – all published by Unlock the Past.

Immigration records in Australia are not all held in one place – when, where and how they arrived affect where (and whether) such documents can be found. In this talk, Kerry Farmer describes the general principles of where to look for details of an ancestor’s arrival.

We thank Neil Chippendale and Hornsby Library for their support of this event. Please come along and invite your friends; visitors are most welcome.

To help with costs those attending are asked to make a gold coin donation.


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