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A celebration of Scots heritage and culture in Australia

A wonderful week of Scottish related events. Thank you to everyone who participated and, clearly, enjoyed the many events.

What did you miss?

Programme: Friday 29 June to Saturday 7 July 2018

Thank you to our Honoured Guests – Grant Guthrie Davidson of Davidston and Madam Davidson
Theme: History, Heritage and Archaeology of Scots in Australia

Fri 29 June:  Welcome at the Castlereagh hotel
                        Lecture: "The Elightenment: The Library" by Paul Brunton OAM,
                        Emeritus Archivist, State Library of NSW.
                        Some very interesting and surprising insights.
Sat 30 June:  Burns Themed Scottish Dinner, Castlereagh Hotel
                        - An entertaining evening with poetry and song (Burns, of course) and
                        wonderful folks and food in a unique setting.
Sun 1 July:    Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan, Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale,
                        and the Clans and Families Forum, including a speaker from Ancestry by
                        Jason Reeve,the DNA of the clans (now wasn't that a surprising relationship?)
                        by Malcolm Buchanan, and some heraldry around Sydney's buildings (look up)                         by Stephen Szabo.
Mon 2 July:   Joadja, NSW, shale mine excursion, constructed 1878 by Scottish families.
                        What an interesting visit. Watch this space for more news.
Tue 3 July:    Scotland-Australia Cairn, Mosman - 30th annual inspection and report to Scotland
                        and Recognition ceremony for the new Clan Gregor High Commissioner and
                        Chief's Lieutenant for Australia, Frank McGregor.
                        - Thank you to Mosman's Mayor, Council and Community for commemorating this
                        important gift from the Scottish People.
                        Click here to see a report in the Mosman Daily
Wed 4 July:   Parliamentary Lunch in remembrance of Tartan Day.
                        - Thank you to The Hon. Scott Farlow, MLC, Parliamentary Secretary to
                        the Premier, for hosting this event.
Thu 5 July:    Walking tour of Sydney - Scottish-Australian highlights from Circular Quay to
                        Hyde Park Barracks.
                        - Thank you to Nea MacCulloch for leading us around the iconic Sydney locations.
                        Lecture: "The 'Long Seige' of Candia (1648-69): the Knights of St John, a Venetian
                        Protectorate, the Ottoman Empire and a Scottish Regiment"
                        by Dr Matthew Glozier, President, Sydney Society of Scottish History
                        - A very interesting and important piece of history not widely known, and
                        we now know that Candia is the modern-day Crete.
Sat 7 July:      Aberdeen Highland Games.

[12 July 2018]

SAHC Membership renewal 2018
It is time to renew your membership. We value your continuing support for Scottish culture and heritage in Australia.
Download one of the forms that is relevant to you, i.e. save it to your PC, fill it in, attach it to your email to, and make your payment as per the instructions on the form.

For Individuals, Families and Students please use the following form:
Click here to download the Individuals, Families and Students Membership Form for 2018

For Organisations (Clans and Family Societies, Associations) please use the following form:
Click here to download the Organisations (Clans and Families, Associations) Membership Form for 2018
SAHC April 2018 newsletter has been sent
Members should have received their April 2018 newsletter now.
Please contact the Membership Secretary if you have not received your newsletter:

[24 April 2018]

Have you seen our Frequently Asked Questions?

We have posted some information for you at the FAQ tab about:
* Australia Tartan
* Scottish Australian flag
* Who can call themselves a 'Laird', 'Lord' or 'Lady'? (about souvenir plots of land schemes)
* Can I fly the Royal Arms of Scotland (the “Lion Rampant”)?
* Who wears what feathers?
* Legend of the Saltire
* Wearing a tartan sash
* Flowers of the Forest
* What are the jurisdictions of the heraldic authorities?
* The galley in Scottish heraldry
* "Edwin Clement Hosking (1896-1966) - singer, teacher, folklorist" by John Coombs (revised)

[19 May 2016]

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