History in Paradise – 2022 AFFHO Australasian Genealogy Congress.

PDF – AFFHO Congress Program 2022 – Update 20 June 2022

Monday 1 August 2022

11:00am – 3:00pm   AFFHO Trade Show   at Rawson Hall

Tuesday 2 August 2022

9:00am – 9:30am   Welcome   Paradise Hotel
9:30am – 10:30am   Key Note Speaker  Ray Martin  (PHMD)
10:30am – 11:00am   Morning Tea   Paradise Hotel
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 Chaplain.
Melissa Hulbert (PHSR):  DNA Results, Tips and Ideas: How DNA can help with our family history brick walls.
James Donohoe (GLCR):  Norfolk Island’s First Settlement.
12:00pm – 1:00pm   Lunch  Paradise Hotel
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 (GLCR): 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.
Jill Ball (GLCR): Take Charge of your Library with Librarything
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 (GLCR): Norfolk Island and DNA.
4:00pm – 4:50pm   Tours
Group 1 : Norfolk Island Museum Tour
Group 4: Norfolk Island Museum Tour
Group 3: Norfolk Island Cemetery Tour

Wednesday 3 August 2022

9:20am – 9:30am   Welcome and Updates (PHMD)
9:30am – 10:30am
  Key Note Speaker  Larissa Behrendt (PHMD)
10:30am – 11:00am   Morning Tea   Paradise Hotel
11:00am – 11:50am   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.
Jason Reeve (PHSR):
Ancestry Content & Community Updates
12:00 – 1:00pm   Lunch  Paradise Hotel
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 5:
Government House visit – 2:00pm.
Group 4:
Government House visit – 2:30pm.
Group 1:
Norfolk Island Cemetery Tour.
3:00pm – 3:50pm   Tours
Group 3:
Government House visit – 3:00pm.
Group 2: Norfolk Island Cemetery Tour.
Group 5: Norfolk Island Museum Tour.
4:00pm – 4:50pm   Tours
Group 4: Norfolk Island Cemetery Tour.
Group 2: Norfolk Island Museum Tour.
Group 3: Norfolk Island Museum Tour.

Thursday 4 August 2022

8:30am – 8:40am   Welcome and Updates (PHMD, PHSR, SPRWR)
8:40am – 9:30am   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 (GLCR): An infamous dynasty; the Norfolk Islander of today.
9:40am – 10:30am   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 (GLCR): Shipwrecked or not Shipwrecked? That is the question.
10:30am – 11:00am   Morning Tea  Paradise Hotel
11:00am – 11:50pm   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
1:00pm – 1:50pm   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 (GLCR): Finding Love in Paradise: the Pyers/Johnson story.
2:00pm – 2:50pm   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 .
Kerry Farmer (GLCR): Should auld acquaintance be forgot
3:00pm – 3:50pm   Key Note Speaker  Larissa Behrendt (PHMD)
3:50pm – 4:00pm   Closing Remarks PHMD
5:30pm – 8:30pm   Island-Style Congress Dinner at Orn Daa Cliff

Abbreviations – session locations:
Paradise Hotel Main Deck – PHMD.
Paradise Hotel Sirius Room – PHSR.
Governor’s Lodge Conference Room – GLCR.

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