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Retirement of Kevin Zwar

by Robert Wuchatsch

Kevin Zwar, who has handled our research enquiries for many years, recently announced his retirement from that role for health reasons. Kevin was Foundation President of the Wendish Heritage Society Australia from 1986-1994, when ...

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Family History Expo in Hamilton, 1 June 2019

by Editor

The Victorian Association of Family History Organisations (VAFHO) held an Expo at Monivae College, Hamilton, Victoria on Saturday 1 June.  We are grateful to Betty Huf for booking and setting up a display table for our Society.  Colin Huf and Rober...

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Congratulations to Robert Wuchatsch

by Editor

Congratulations to Robert Wuchatsch on being awarded equal first place in the Alexander Henderson Award for 2018 for his family history book Särka to Westgarthtown:  the Wuchatsch family in Germany and Australia.  The Book Launch was feat...

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Annual General Meeting 2019

by Betty Huf

We are very pleased to report that our AGM on 6 April was very successful.  We thank those who attended the Meeting or appointed proxies and those who sent greetings and messages of support. We had 23 people in attendance, 5 apol...

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Labour Day Weekend Tour to Mount Gambier

by John Noack

This tour to the Mount Gambier area of South Australia, on 9-11 March and led by Betty Huf, was a resounding success.  A total of 24 people attended part or all of the activities on the itinerary.  It was wonderful to see some “first time...

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Tribute to Karl Traugott Schütze (Korla Bohuwěr Šěca), Wendish teacher, entomologist and author, Rachlau, Saxony

by Arnd Sobe and Betty Huf

Karl Traugott Schütze was born in 1858 at Klix (Klukš) and started his teaching career at Rachlau in 1877 after graduating from the Bautzen (Budyšin) Teachers Institute. He was married in 1881 to Johanna Emilia Albert, and six ...

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