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History of the Rope-Pulley Family Heritage Assoc

The Rope-Pulley Family Heritage Association first met on 23 Jan 1994. There were a series of gatherings and meetings prior to this which were chiefly organised by Barbara Drady, who wanted to get the cousins together prior to the 1988 Bi-Centenary Celebrations.

Sylvia Taylor went to several of the early gatherings and made many contacts with family members. It was through these contacts that she was able to flesh out the information for her book "Strands of Rope & Pulley".

The gatherings were held on :

DatePlacePeople and the event
16 May 1982Melrose Hall, Emu Plains500 people attended
Australia Day 1985Botanic GardensA small gathering
1985Castlereagh Cemetery60 people attended a ceremony to fix a Fellowship of First Fleeter's plaque to Elizabeth's headstone
5 October 1986Penrith High School200 people attended
14 & 15 May 1988Melrose Hall, Emu Plains500 people attended
November 1993BathurstA gathering of several Pioneer Families, was organised by Neville Barlow; amongst them was the Rope-Pulley Family.
It was at this gathering that our Association was formed.
23 January 1994Castlereagh CemeteryOur first formal meeting was held.

Membership is $15 per year to any descendant of Anthony & Elizabeth. We are a Not-For-Profit Assoc. Members receive quarterly newsletters and are welcome to attend meetings.
See the Contact Us page to find out how to join.

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