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    Newsletter No 28 May 2004                                                                                                          PAGE  8

Member Profile:     Bob Galt.

         Member of S.F.H.G for two years and also member of  GSV for twelve months. My wife, Joan passed away just on three years ago and we have four children and ten grandchildren .
          I am interested in descendants of George and Sarah (Phillips) Hewitt who came to Australia in the 1850's from Dublin and were around Bendigo. Also the Descendants of Robert Sutherland  and Margeret (Harvey) Murray from Scotland around Aberdeen I think !-Isabella born in Sydney in 1839 - my great grandmother married Robert Hackney from Antrim Ireland - there are other  Murray's and Hackney's I would love to hear about. There was a William Galt (not my grandfather) who lived in Rushworth in the 1870's - please let me have any material you may have on his family. Other family names are Craigmile Duncan,Webber Horman, Shands ,Sharwood Gittens all of Victorian  backgrounds.
          Much information can be gleaned from the wills of our forefathers and these can be researched at the P.R.O. where staff is very helpful.
          I can be contacted on via SFHG email  (shepfhg@fastmail.fm)

Books for Sale

    "Early Families of Shepparton and District "

  Book 1 is available to purchase from the SFHG .
            There are almost 135 family stories from early days in the Goulburn Valley.      Price: $25.00

  Book 2 compiled by the SFHG contains nearly 70 stories ,over 50 photographs and also articles of historical value relating to the beginning of the irrigation scheme in the Shepparton area in the early 20th century.It is a valuable historical reference and social history of life in the Shepparton area prior to the 1930's .     The index contains about 700 entries.      Price:   $20.00

    P & P is $7.50 for up to 3 books

          See :http://www.vicnet.net.au/~shepfh/publications.htm for complete index.


Meeting and Research Times

Shepparton Family History Group inc
Address: 154 Welsford St .Shepparton (Cnr Welsford and High St )
Post:  P.O.Box 1529  Shepparton. Vic .3632
Internet:          www.vicnet.net.au/~shepfh      email: shepfhg@fastmail.fm
Meeting Times:   8.00pm Third Wednesday of each month at the SFHG Club Rooms
Research Times:   Every Wednesday  12.30 pm to 3.30 pm.
                            Even Dated Sundays  1.00 to 4.00 pm.
                            Odd Dated Fridays   10.00 am to 1.00 pm.

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