Program

History in Paradise – 2021 AFFHO Australasian Genealogy Congress.
Program

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Tuesday 3 August 2021
9:00am – 9:30am   Welcome   Paradise Hotel Main Deck (PHMD)
9:30am – 10:30am   Key Note Speaker  Ray MARTIN   (PHMD)
10:30am – 11:00am   Morning Tea   PHMD and Paradise Hotel Sirius Room (PHSR)
11:00am – 11:50am   Concurrent Sessions A
Sharn White (PHMD): “Hell Itself has not tortures more exquisite.” Understanding Second Settlement Norfolk Island through both the Diaries of a Convict and a Chaplin.
Melissa Hulbert (PHSR):  DNA Results, Tips and Ideas: How DNA can help with our family history brick walls.
James Donohoe (South Pacific Resort Whalers Room – SPRWR):  Norfolk Island’s First Settlement.
12:00pm – 1:00pm   Lunch  Paradise Hotel Main Deck and Sirius Room.
1:00pm – 1:50pm   Concurrent Sessions B
Cathy Dunn
(PHMD): Nature and Sources of Birth Deaths and Marriage Records of First Settlement Norfolk Island 1788 to 1814.
Sue Reid (PHSR): Australian Newspapers and substitutes after the 1950’s.
Pauline Williams (SPRWR): From Machine breakers to Pillars of the Community.
2:00pm – 2:50pm   Concurrent Sessions C
Liz Rushen
(PHMD): Immigration to Australia before 1850.
Wendy Holz (PHSR): Norfolk Island at the State Library of New South Wales.
Leah Honeywood (SPRWR): The Outside Influencers.
3:00pm – 3:50pm   Concurrent Sessions D
Jan Richardson (PHMD): From Norfolk Island and New Zealand to India and Afghanistan: Soldiers’ travels with the British Army in the 1800s.
Tamsin O’Connor (PHSR): The history of “experience in the imagination” or “the most beautiful lies”: Fictive history and the penal stations of New South Wales.
Kerry Farmer (SPRWR): Norfolk Island and DNA.
4:00pm – 4:50pm   Tours
Groups 1 and 4: Norfolk Island Museum Tour
Group 3: Norfolk Island Cemetery Tour

Wednesday 4 August 2021
9:20am – 9:30am   Welcome and Updates (PHMD)
9:30am – 10:30am   Key Note Speaker  Babette SMITH (PHMD)
10:30am – 11:00am   Morning Tea   PHMD and PHSR
11:00am – 11:50am   Concurrent Sessions E
Kate Bagnall
(PHMD): Finding Ancestors in Australian and New Zealand Naturalisation Records.
Janice Wellard (PHSR):  Women on Norfolk Island, 1825-1839.
12:00 – 1:00pm   Lunch  Paradise Hotel Main Deck and Sirius Room.
1:00pm – 1:50pm   Tours
Group 1: Government House visit – 1:00pm.
Group 2: Government House visit – 1:30pm.
Group 5: Norfolk Island Cemetery Tour.
2:00pm – 2:50pm   Tours
Group 3:
Government House visit – 2:00pm.
Group 4:
Government House visit – 2:30pm.
Group 2: 
Norfolk Island Cemetery Tour.
3:00pm – 3:50pm   Tours
Group 5:
Government House visit – 3:00pm.
Group 1: Norfolk Island Cemetery Tour.
Group 2: Norfolk Island Museum Tour.
4:00pm – 4:50pm   Tours
Group 4: Norfolk Island Cemetery Tour.
Groups 3 and 5: Norfolk Island Museum Tour.

Thursday 5 August 2021
9:20am – 9:30am   Welcome and Updates (PHMD, PHSR, SPRWR)
9:30am – 10:20am   Concurrent Sessions F
Lee Butterworth
(PHMD): Not just ordinary people: the Harry Gentle Resource Centre’s ‘Dictionary of Early Queenslanders’.
Dr Jonathon Richards (PHSR): Convict Israel Shaw.
Rhonda Griffiths (SPRWR): An infamous dynasty; the Norfolk Islander of today.
10:30am – 11:00am   Morning Tea  PHMD and PHSR
11:00am – 11:50am   Concurrent Sessions G
Wendy Holz (PHMD): Family History at the State Library of New South Wales.
Geoff Doherty
(PHSR):  Round and Round the World we go: Tracing a family that didn’t want to be found.
Cathy Dunn (SPRWR): Shipwrecked or not Shipwrecked? That is the question.
12:00 – 1:00pm   Lunch  Paradise Hotel Main Deck and Sirius Room.
1:00pm – 1:50pm   Concurrent Sessions H
Jan Richardson & Janice Wellard (PHMD): “The ground about the triangles was literally soaked with blood”: The reality of convict lives at Norfolk Island and Moreton Bay.
Jan Gow (PHSR): You need a cake tin!!!
2:00pm – 2:50pm   Concurrent Sessions I
Liz Rushen (PHMD): Female Immigration to Australia in the 1830s.
David White (PHSR): A History of Norfolk Island’s Built Heritage.
Shauna Hicks (SPRWR): Finding Love in Paradise: the Pyers/Johnson story.
3:00pm – 3:50pm   Concurrent Sessions J
Janice Cooper (PHMD): Building stories of family lives in early colonial Australia.
Chelsea Evans (PHSR): Navigating affective heritage experiences on Norfolk Island through a process of being-in-place .
Scott Fairie (SPRWR): Army Pay books at the National Archives (UK).
4:00pm – 5:00pm   Key Note Speaker  Babette SMITH (PHMD)
5:00pm – 5:10pm   Closing Remarks PHMD

Abbreviations – session locations:
Paradise Hotel Main Deck – PHMD.
Paradise Hotel Sirius Room – PHSR.
South Pacific Resort Whalers Room – SPRWR.

This program is subject to change due to unforeseen speaker or venue changes, and for any Covid-related directions.