CHAPTER MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES
The Arthur Phillip Chapter meetings are held on the third Friday of each month, February to December, at:
Time: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Where: Meeting Room No.2
Old Gordon Public School (Gordon Library Precinct)
799 Pacific Highway (cnr. Park Street)
GORDON NSW 2073
While this is an organisation directed towards descendants of those who arrived with the First Fleet in 1788, descendants of later arrivals - such as 2nd Fleeters, 3rd Fleeters, convicts and free settlers - are very welcome join the Fellowship of First Fleeters and be an active member of our Chapter.
We'd be pleased to have you join us for:
- Our lively monthly meetings conducted in a friendly environment, interacting with history-minded people.
- Guest speakers who make presentations at our meetings on a wide variety of interesting topics related to colonial history; genealogy, family history research and much more.
- Celebratory luncheons for special events.
- Group excursions to sites of historic and general interest; members can join social activities of other Chapters.
- Assist in family research by referral to the appropriate affiliated body, e.g. First Fleet House in Sydney.
- We liaise with the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society whose rooms are adjacent to ours, so very convenient to our members.
See drop-down menu under WELCOME to download Chapter Enquiry Form or
Email the Chapter Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
© Arthur Phillip Chapter of Fellowship of First Fleeters 2018-
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