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British India Discussion Circle

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British India Discussion circleFrom the 17th to the 20th century over three million Britons served in India and South Asia in the military, the government or as part of the prosperous community. The British India Discussion Circle is designed to assist those GSV members who are researching these British ancestors


  • To bring together GSV members with a common interest in British India.
  • To enable the discussion of ‘brick walls’ and to help solve them.
  • To review resources available at the GSV, around Melbourne, nationwide, overseas and online to assist members’ research.Members are encouraged to bring to meetings any relevant documents or family information
  • Our group members have a mutual interest in British India and are avid contributors to the discussions covering a variety of subjects including online resources, especially newspapers relevant to India.

This event will be held online via Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link. With the closure of the GSV during 2020, meetings have been held via Zoom at the later time of 7.30pm enabling interstate members including those in WA, NSW and country Victoria to participate.


The circle meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm via ZOOM.

2022: Feb 15, May 17, Aug 16 & Nov 15


Internet Australia Eastern Daylight Time Australia

Who may join?

For GSV members only. Free of charge.
Please log in to the GSV website to register

How to join

Email the convener, Mary Anne Gourley at maryanne.gourley@bigpond.com with the subject heading ‘GSV British India Discussion Circle’.
More information is available from the convener or GSV admin: phone 9662 4455 or email gsv@gsv.org.au

Date last updated: 26 January 2022 @ 13:05