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The company that hosts this website is currently having some technical problems and as a result, contact by email is not working.  They hope to have it fixed by Friday 18 December.  If you do need to send me a message, you can use the Guestbook link and then tick the box that says "private message". 


December 09 Newsletter

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You are in for a treat for this edition.  As well as details of coming events, the usual comings and goings, it has some very interesting articles, and other member's contributions.

Our next newsletter will be in February. Stories, Poems, Welsh recipes, news items are all wanted. See you all next year.


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Prospero Productions

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I recently received an email from Laura Stevens requesting assistance.  If you think you can help, please let me know & I'll pass on her email address.


I hope you dont mind me contacting you, I am writing from a TV production company called Prospero Productions, we are based in Fremantle.  I am currently working on the development of a few programme ideas, in conjunction with another production company based in (my home city of) Cardiff.  I wanted to ask therefore if there is a member of the Welsh Society who might be able to have a chat with me at all?  At this early stage I wouldn't need a huge amount of information, just a general chat about the Welsh in Australia/WA.  If you know of anyone I might be able to contact - I would be hugely grateful.

Many thanks indeed for your time and I look forward to  hearing from you very much indeed

Best wishes

Diolch yn fawr


Laura Stevens
Prospero Productions 21 Blinco Street Fremantle Perth WA 6160 Tel: +61 (0)8 9336 6006  

T. Morris Owen - Bard

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I have received a request from Nydia Lehmann for help in translating.  If anybody can help, please let me know & I'll put you in touch with Ms Lehmann.



I am wondering if you are able to assist me. In 2004 I started researching the family heritage of a dear friend Enid Morris Williams nee Owen. His bardic name was John Thomas Morris Morgan Owen and was born according to various sources either 1885 and 1887. I have gathered information from the National Library of Wales and the National Museum where his recordings are kept.  I have a recorded historic interview with him from 10/09/63 and now have been provided with a transcript which is in the Welsh language. Sadly my elderly friend, Mr Owen’s eldest daughter has recently passed away.  It has been a great loss to us.  She could read and speak Welsh, her adult children who migrated to Australia in the early 70s do not. Would there be anybody in your association that would be able to translate the interview, which I believe covers his life history.  Enid had wanted me to do this for her children and grandchildren so they had an awareness and understanding of their Welsh heritage. It is a hand written transcript which I could fax or post.  Mr Owen was a member of the Gorsedd of Bards and an active exponent of the language.

I look forward to your reply.


Kind regards



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Vale Ted Edwards



Ted EdwardsFarewell to our former President who passed away peacefully on 3 November 2009.

Ted was a proud and passionate Welshman who showed a strong love for his Welsh heritage, his singing, his friends, and most of all, his family.

We will all miss him.  Reunited with Bette again.


Nosda Ted

Julie & John


Cymru am byth.


Gymanfa Ganu 2009

Annual "Gymanfa Ganu" (Hymn Singing Festival) of the Welsh Free Church of W.A. Inc

Wesley Church, cnr William & Hay Streets, Perth

2:30pm Sunday 23rd August 2009


Enquiries: Pat 9364 9342        Owen 9447 9660


Photos of this event were taken by Douglas Higginson & can be viewed here.

May 09 Newsletter

General News

MAY 2009  
Our Annual General Meeting took place last month and your Committee Members for 2009/10 are:  
President              Sylvia Williams  
Vice President     Pat Price
Secretary              Bryce Henley
Treasurer             Tony Hall
Committee Members Fay Hall, Olwen Henley and Terry Price  

Thank you for your continued support. I am delighted to back again after my surgery. To all members of my Committee, past and present a heartfelt thank you for your support. A special word of thanks to Pat for acting on my behalf during my absence. I am delighted that Bryce and Olwen Henley have joined the team.  
We all look forward to a busy and enjoyable year ahead. For a start we will be having a "Nosen Lawen" and Welsh Supper next month on 17 June, and I will be asking members for contributions to the program. I know this will be a lovely night of verse, song and happy memories.  
Sylvia Williams, President.  


The rest of this newsletter contains details of our coming events, an article on the early years of WA, and members news.

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March 09 Newsletter

General News

This is the first Newsletter for 2009. Grateful thanks are due to James Woolcock for keeping the newsletter running for us up to this time.   Apart from Welsh Society news items we are looking for fresh ideas,  interesting news from members, items of news from Wales.  Welsh recipes would be welcome and a few good Welsh jokes!  So contributions from you,  the members, will help make our newsletter informative and fun.  If you have any news for me or interesting items, please contact me or any Committee member.


Acting Editor - Fay Hall.   Tel: 9446 5738

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December 2012 Newsletter

General News



Christmas Party - Wednesday 19th December at the South Perth Bowling Club 7.30 pm

Please bring a wrapped gift to the value of $5 marked (m) or (f) for our exchange of gifts under the guidance of Father Christmas.

Please bring an item for the Christmas Hamper to be donated to charity.  We know you will bring some lovely Christmas fare to share
Most important of all - please bring yourselves!!

Short Story! Poetry and Limerick Competition

Have you completed your entries yet? If so, bring them along to Huw on 19th December. He will accept late entries into early January 2013.
Please see the full page article with this Newsflash by clicking on Read More below..

Winners of the competition for 2012 - please return trophies to Huw at the December meeting, or no later than the February 2012 Sausage Sizzle.


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