History Month, August 2014 - Remembering Yvonne Jenkins
legacy of local family historian, Yvonne Jenkins, as an author will be
remembered with the presentation of the 2014 Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award
for the best 1000 words essay on the topic “My Ancestor was a...” .
was a talented painter and author of many local and family history books and
encouraged researchers to write stories about their ancestors.
winner will be announced at a function to be held at 2 pm on Saturday 30th
August 2014 at the Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc
Resource Centre, Ewen
Smith Memorial Hall, Cnr Tank & Donald Streets, Lithgow.
Laurie Stevenson (Academic Manager, UWS College Lithgow) , Gwenda Vayro
(TAFE Western Lithgow Campus Librarian) and local author, Sue Graves
(President of Lithgow Tidy Towns) have
judged the 15 entries submitted for the 2014 Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award.
to the announcement, Historian Mark Langdon, author of the book
“Conquering the Blue Mountains” will be presenting an illustrated talk
titled “William Gray’s Six Acres : A Journey Down Main Street from the
1870’s to Now” with a special emphasis
on the people behind the buildings.
recently retired after 32 years as a fireman, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hon)
and Bachelor of Technology (Surveying), and is currently researching the
history of Newnes.
tea will follow the announcement of the topic for the 2015 Yvonne Jenkins
catering purposes, please RSVP by Friday 22 August 2014 to email@example.com
or 02 6353.1089 during library hours.