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Grono Family Reunion

The next Grono Family Reunion will take place on SUNDAY 3rd May 2015.

We encourage Grono family descendants who know they will be attending this year's reunion to PRE-REGISTER to help speed up the registration process on the day of the reunion - please click here to go to our 2015 Grono Family Reunion Registration form. (Opens in a new window).

When: SUNDAY 3rd May 2015
Where: Ebenezer Church Grounds
Coromandel Rd, Ebenezer, NSW
Time: from 10:00a.m. (talk begins at 11:00a.m.)
Special Guest Speaker Mr Ted Brill
TOPIC: "History of the Ebenezer Church"
  • BYO Lunch
  • Hot water will be available in the hall for tea/coffee.
  • There are only a limited number of picnic tables, so it is advisable to bring your own chairs and/or picnic rugs.
NOTE: Please do not sit at the tables near the School House.
Cost: A gold coin donation is requested for the Ebenezer Church.
The Ebenezer Church kindly allows us to use their grounds at a very low cost, and this is our way of thanking them and contributing towards their upkeep.
The reunion will be on RAIN, HAIL or SHINE!!!!!!
If you have any photos, documents, or certificates you would like to display or share please bring them along. Mandy will again have her computer and scanner with her and is able to make scanned copies straight away.

Displays at the reunion include:
  • brief history of John and Elizabeth Grono;
  • our family photograph collection;
  • the story of the Active;
  • our collection of Birth, Death and Marriage certificates;
  • over 100 newspaper articles (fully indexed);
  • a selection of original and transcribed documents including the Affidavit of David Loweriston in the Supreme Court Probate Case of John Bader and William Grono’s Diary;
  • the Grono Family Roll of Honour commemorating family members who have served in armed conflicts; and
  • family stories…..

  • plus more!!!!!
    For those of you who may be staying in the area for a few days, some other places of interest are provided below:
    Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre
    The visitor centre is able to provide maps and information on the Hawkesbury area, including information on accommodation.

    The Visitor Information Centre is open 7 days a week
    Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    (opposite Richmond RAAF Base) Hawkesbury Valley Way
    Clarendon NSW 2756
    [PO Box 146, Windsor]
    Ph: 61 (02) 4560 4620 or 1300 362 874 (inside Australia)

    Hawkesbury Tourism Website
    The link for this site is:
    It contains information about the Hawkesbury area, including the history and heritage of the area and accommodation and local attractions.

    Hawkesbury Central Library
    Contains an excellent family and local history section.
    Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
    Saturday 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
    Sunday 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Where: Deerubbin Centre (Ground Floor)
    300 George Street
    Windsor NSW 2756
    Ph: (02) 4560 4460

    Hawkesbury Regional Museum
    Contains exhibits on local history, in particular has information on John Grono, and items owned by the Grono family on display.

    Mon,Wed, & Fri: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Sat & Sun: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Closed on Tuesdays.
    Entry cost: Free

    Where: 8 Baker St,
    Windsor NSW 2756
    Ph: (02) 4560 4655

    "First Crossings" Documentary Screening at the Hawkesbury Central Library - SATURDAY 2nd May 2015

    As part of our Reunion festivities for May 2015 we are very excited to announce that we have organised an additional event.
    We will be screening the “First Crossings” documentary episode that recreates how the crew of the Active survived after they were left stranded in New Zealand in 1809. This documentary provides a fascinating insight into how the crew survived, where they lived and highlights their courage and tenacity in the face of extreme adversity.

    If you would like to attend you will need to book your spot. Please place all bookings no later than 25th April 2015.

    When: Saturday 2nd May 2015
    Time: 11:00 a.m. (Morning tea will be provided)
    Cost: $5 per person
    Spaces are limited.
    Please click here to download a BOOKING FORM and obtain further details about this event.

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