The AGM appointed a new Executive Committee for 2017-18:

President:          Alister Sharp

Vice President: Tony Coote

Secretary:          Brigid Dowsett

Treasurer:          Justin Parry-Okeden

Committee:       Gully Coote, Maureen Flowers, David Gaunt, Caroline Mackaness, Karen Presland.

AGM Talk:  Researching the History of your House

Curaton family at Wybalena  Source: Historic Houses Trust

Angela Phippen, Local Studies and Family History Librarian, Ryde Library gave a practical, detailed and fascinating presentation on the methods used to research house histories, including the use of free search tools including:

The Historical Lands Records Viewer

Sands Directories at the City of Sydney Archives

TROVE at the National Library of Australia

Angela Phippen was previously librarian at the Society of Australian Genealogists and has expertise in researching house histories.  She has a range of resources and assists people to find out more about their house and its previous occupants.  You can reach Angela at Ryde Library Local and Family History.