Monday, 28 March 2011

Early Settlers of the Casey Cardinia district

The Narre Warren and District Family History Group (NW&DFHG) have produced Early Settlers of the Casey-Cardinia District. The book records the names of the early settlers in the area that was once the Berwick Shire and the Cranbourne Shire and is now covered by the City of Casey and Cardinia Shire. The book covers the prominent early landowners who arrived here from the 1830s through to the more humble families who worked the land and created the community spirit which built our towns and organizations.

It is naturally not an exhaustive list. Some information came from research from NW&DFHG members and some information was submitted by descendants of the settlers.

This is a valuable contribution to the history of our area.

The NW&DFHG, run entirely by volunteers, started in 1989 and has produced a history of their first twenty years, Kindred Spirits.

Their Research Room at the Narre Warren Library has an extensive collection of local, Victorian, Australian and overseas information. The Research Room is open Tuesdays and Saturdays 11.00am to 3.00pm from February until the first week in December. They are also open Thursday nights November, February to May from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and Sunday afternoons 2.00pm to 4.00pm from June to October. They are closed most of December and January to give their hard working volunteers a well earned break. Visit their website at www.nwfhg.org.au

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