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Friends old and new

27 January 2019

Helen Warman, Marion Warman, Marilyn Folger and Karen Moore, checking over some early maps.
Helen Warman, Marion Warman, Marilyn Folger and Karen Moore, checking over some early maps.

We are very pleased to welcome new members Marilyn Folger and Karen Moore and look forward to working with them. Marilyn has written a history of the McInnes family, which she belongs to, and Karen has long experience as a research librarian. They are exploring areas of our work that they would be interested in getting involved in.

This included recently sitting in on a meeting with Marion and Helen Warman, descendants of the Hatch family, who are helping us with research for a 'case story' on the Hatch family farm, 'Rosewood'. Marion has written a history of the Hatch family, giving she and Marilyn plenty to talk about! Marion and Helen have been great friends and supporters of the Centre for many years, enabling us to copy photographs and documents related to the Hatch family, and sharing the research that they are still doing.

We have twice visited the Rosewood site, now absorbed into the CSIRO Ginninderra Experimental Farm. Their latest find is a beautiful old map on which grandfather William Hatch has carefully marked each of the blocks acquired in building up Rosewood farm - which extended southwards from the Cricketer's Arms - to around 350 acres.

The case story on Rosewood will be part of the new display - 'Selected spaces' - under preparation for the 2019 ACT and Region Heritage Festival, April 13th - May 5th. Our display will show how a range of maps and plans help tell the story of settlement in Ginninderra by small 'selectors' such as the Hatches, kilby's, Gribbles and Shumacks.


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