Archive for April 2016

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An Introduction to Researching and Writing Your Family History

Final Batemans Bay Library Hanging Rock PlaceAt the Batemans Bay Library, Hanging Rock Place.

Researching your family history can bring to light many unknown gems which can further inspire your writing. Learn how to utilise the extensive services and resources at your local community library and online.

Date:Tuesday 7 June 2016 SOLD OUT

Additional Workshop now available on 14 June 2016, same place and time

Time:1 pm to 4.15 pm

Venue:Batemans Bay Library, Hanging Rock Place

Cost:$20, includes refreshments

Book Now for 14 June Workshop or phone 0417 267 771

Presenter: Dr Rae Luckie

Workshop places are limited; please book early. IF YOU MISS OUT please note further workshops may be arranged (most likely 14 June) if there is interest. You can express your interest by Clicking Here and letting us know 🙂 

Topics include:

• Where do I begin?
• Researching family history
• Organising information
• Using photographs
• Writing tips: Bringing your family history to life
• About publishing
• Delights, perils and pitfalls  whose story?

Participants, please bring:

• Writing paper, pens and a photo of ancestors about whom you would like to write 


Participants will

• gain strategies to research and write their family history
• be provided with handouts of resources to continue their research and writing
• have the opportunity to explore a variety of family histories
• learn of the resources available at local libraries and online

Thanks to:

Rae Luckie, Workshop Presenter, Luckie Consulting Services

Jodee Burnett, Librarian, Batemans Bay Library

Marion Roubos-Bennett, Director, Batemans Bay Writers and Readers Festival

Workshops supported by Eurobodalla Council Libraries

Venue: Coachhouse Marina Resort, Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay

Enjoy winter walks along stunning beaches

Enjoy winter walks along stunning beaches

What better way to spend a Spring weekend than at Beautiful Batemans Bay. Bring your reading glasses, grab your book-spending money, pack for the weekend and enjoy the Writers Festival and other delights Batemans Bay has to offer. Enjoy winter walks along the many stunning beaches; Clyde River oysters in the regional restaurants; fishing and bushwalking; views to the rocky islands and weathered headlands; or a cruise past the oyster beds along the river.

Getting There

Batemans Bay is four hours drive south from Sydney, two hours drive east from Canberra and two hours drive north from Merimbula.

Our Venue

The venue for the Bateman’s Bay Writers Festival is the Coachhouse Marina Resort 49 Beach Road Batemans Bay NSW

Map 1 Batemans Bay and the Coachhouse Marina Resort

Map 2: At our venue

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Looking towards our venue

Looking towards our venue


Refreshments will be available in the Festival Hub marquee
Espresso coffee, cakes and snacks will be available for sale all day Saturday and Sunday morning.
Lunch details will be available closer to the event.

You can also buy a drink from the bar at the Hub. Free tea and coffee is served near the Corrigans Room and Clyde Room each session.

The Coachhouse Marina Resort has a restaurant open for dinner Friday and Saturday from 6 pm and is situated opposite the 27-hole Club Catalina Golf Course which also has a restaurant.

Both are 20 minutes walk from central Batemans Bay and many excellent restaurants.


Adequate parking is available on site at the Coachhouse Marina Resort during the Festival and for the Literary Lunch. Platinum pass holders will get priority parking.