Mr Ray Thorburn

Mr Ray Thorburn – FGAA, MAAGRA
Special Interests: UK Social History, Convicts, European Emigration, Adoption, Genetics and the Encouragement of Genealogy in Schools as a Social History Tool.
State/Location specialty: New South Wales
Biography:
Founding director of the Australian Genealogical Education Centre [1988-2066]. Now known as the Kiama Family History Centre [KFHC] it is a local government operation well known for its work in the practical extensions of family history, including school education and genetic research. An experienced communicator, Ray has spoken to various organisations, both in Australia and overseas. Still a member of KFHC volunteer staff, Ray has been awarded the OAM for Services to History. He is an advocate of genealogy being expanded into social history and geography exercise for the benefit and understanding of society.

email: thor@shoal.net.au

telephone bh: 02 4233 1442

PO Box 64, Kiama, NSW 2533, Australia

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