Unlock the Past is pleased to announce a significant genealogy/history conference to be offered in association with its 6th history and genealogy cruise in October 2014.


The conference will feature:

  • a full two day conference (or three part days) – 12 to 15 sessions – from Wednesday to Thursday/Friday, 29 to 30/31 October 2014
  • leading presenters:
    • Shauna Hicks, Australia’s most sought-after genealogy/history presenter
    • Cathy Dunn, leading Norfolk Island and convict specialist
    • others to be advised
  • Research Help Zone sessions for expert one-on-one or small group advice
  • complete freedom to do Norfolk Island tourist things for the rest of the day and evening – or simply interact informally with other like-minded people
  • special offers on Unlock the Past guidebooks in conference bookshop
  • over $1000 worth of prizes
  • options for a number of other activities outside the conference either with our group or independently – see website for details


  • Norfolk Island conference for those doing the 6th cruise
    • AU$150 per person
    • AU$200 for two family members (both on the cruise)
  • Norfolk Island conference only
    • AU$250 per person
    • AU$400 for two family members
  • travel, accommodation, meals and optional Norfolk Island activities are extra

Duration of your trip to Norfolk Island – the minimum from any one city will be a trip of five days, but six and eight days will be preferred by many, allowing plenty of time to do both the conference and all Norfolk Island has to offer.

Further information – see website for full details and bookings

  • Getting there  – direct flights only from Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland, but connecting flight can be from/to any other city
  • Where to stay  –  recommended places
  • Getting around
  • Other things to do – suggested activities to do with our group or independently