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Camden’s place in Australia’s history is a singular one. For most Australians it is bound up with the Macarthurs, owners of Camden Park Estate and one of the pre-eminent families in early colonial New South Wales. While the Macarthur family are central to the development of the area known as ‘The Cowpastures’, even more important are the people they and their neighbour, George Macleay, settled on the land as tenant farmers, labourers and tradespeople who came to live at Camden, and areas around Camden, after the village was laid out in 1841. In colonial times it was a matter of Government policy to reserve the lands west of the Nepean for the use of the wild cattle which grazed in the area. In December 1805 the country west of the Nepean River was named Camden County and the layout and shape of Camden has changed little from the 19th century. The Country feel of Camden has become the basis of the modern “country town idyll”.

Important Dates

1st March Registration Opens Tuesday
1st March 2016
21st August Registration closes Sunday 21st August 2016 or earlier if number limits are reached.
9th September Family History Fair opens 10.00am
10th September NSW&ACT AHFS Conference Day 1 opens 8.00am
11th September NSW&ACT AHFS Conference Day 2 opens 8.00am

Contact Us
Conference Secretary:
Address: 2016 PO Box 679 Camden NSW 2570
Email: nswact2016conference@gmail.com

Conference Convenor:
Name: Tony Jackson
Mobile: 0437651124

Conference Program:

Full 3 day Program
Day 1 – Friday 9th September 2016
Day 2 – Saturday 10th September 2016
Day 3 – Sunday 11th September 2016

 

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