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Genealogy Afternoon Assisted Immigrants - Scots & Others


Sat 14 Mar 2015, 2:00pm–3:30pm

Where: Granville Town Hall, 10 Carlton Street, Granville, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: carolmcarthur18

Come to a talk to about how immigrants & their families from various backgrounds arrived in Australia by assisted passage. This is being held by Scottish House Australia which is a cultural and information centre with an office in Granville which is attended by volunteers each Thursday 10am-3pm. Our “GIGs” (Genealogy Interest Groups), which are held throughout the year, have proved to be one of our most popular activities. We have now arranged this talk.

Australia’s population today is mainly that of immigrants and their descendants who have come to this country over many years. A special talk by dedicated family and social historian, Ray Thorburn, OAM as the Guest Speaker will acknowledge the assisted immigrants and their families. Doors open at 1.30pm with Mr Thornburg’s address commencing at 2pm and followed by afternoon tea.
Assisted Passage Schemes were one of the ways numerous immigrants left their homelands to journey to Australia. Some of those early immigrants, who set out so full of hope, didn’t even arrive on these shores. Others arrived and succumbed to illness and exhaustion, leaving young families to struggle on. Following WWII, the £10 fare offer was also taken up by many Scots, British Isles subjects and Europeans

Bookings are essential by cheque payable to Scottish House plus the names of those attending to Scottish House, PO Box 43, Granville 2142 or download booking form on our website under “Events”.

Enquiries to Mrs M Scotland on (02) 4232-1912.


Scottish House individual Members $15.00 per person
Non-Members $20.00 per person