Family History Society of Rockingham and Districts

An Affiliated Society of Family History WA


General meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month, commencing at 2.00 pm, in the 1st floor Meeting Room, Lotteries House, Civic Boulevard, Rockingham.

Speakers and Topics for 2024

A charge of $5 per head for members and non-members includes afternoon tea.  School-age children welcome.

All topics are subject to change.




6 Jan

CY O’Connor part 2

Bill Cutler

3 Feb

Lucy Saw Rockingham History

Sharyn McCaskey

2 Mar

Success Convict Ship

William McCaskey

6 Apr

Family History Searching at the National Archives

Kellie Abbott

4 May

Ships in Museums

Peter Worsley

1 Jun

Legacy Software

Kaye Nind

6 Jul

Sikh Community

Tarun Sing

3 Aug

to be advised

7 Sep

to be advised

5 Oct

to be advised

2 Nov

to be advised

7 Dec

Christmas Quiz


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RE-CAP2nd March 2024

William McCaskey

Before sinking near Port Clinton, Ohio in 1946, Success served many roles at
different stages of its past, functioning as an immigration vessel, a prison hulk, and a naval storage hulk. Lastly, it became a museum that showcased and inflated Success’s supposed connection to the breadth of Australian convict transportation and hulk history, despite records suggesting otherwise. Its a interesting story with fiction over fact.