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Having considered the present travel and gathering restrictions imposed by our governments, due to Covid-19, and the possibility and probability that these regulations may still be in force at the proposed November 2020 celebrations, and the impact this crisis is having on all our finances, the committee has regretfully decided to postpone the Headlam Bicentennial celebrations until 27th November 2021.

We understand the disappointment that this decision will cause, particularly for those of you who have registered and paid for their attendance but also for those who may have paid for airfares and accommodation as well.

It is proposed that the 30% registrant prepayments be refunded to those who request a refund. The refund will be deposited in your nominated bank account, the details of which you must email to pjheadlam@outlook.com.

As we are postponing not cancelling the Bicentennial event, those participants, who wish, may just transfer your current registration directly to the 2021 event. Some of the event details may differ slightly, however changes and updates will be available, as they happen, on the Headlam family Website. 

The committee would appreciate, if possible, you leaving some or all of your prepayments with us, so we can continue with our planning and booking arrangements for 2021. Your account will remain with your present balance for the 2021 event. 

It is felt by the committee that, in order to recognise the significant date of 27thNovember 1820 in the bicentenary year 2020, the published book The Legacy of John Headlam be launched in November .

Book Cover

It is proposed to be high quality, hard bound, 370 pages filled with stories and details of the early lives of John Headlam and the subsequent 5 generations of the  Headlam family in Tasmania (and beyond).

You can see more details, order your copy of the book ($70.00) through the website https://www.headlam.com.au shortly.

There may be an additional postage charge. 

We will need to order the books in May so if you would like a copy please order/pay asap.

Books will be available for collection or delivery in November.  

If looking for something to do during self-isolation we’d love you to fill in your details and add your comments to the Headlam Family tree, a new submission form will be soon on the website.

While a disappointing setback, we will look forward to seeing you all in November 2021, until then take care. 

Regards,
Peter J Headlam (Convenor).
PH: 0419 56 0143
eMail: pjheadlam@outlook.com