Bathurst Female Factory

From 1815, as the settlements around Bathurst grew, the need for  convict labour, especially the skills of women became obvious. So too did the need arise to house the convict women between work assignments, during times of illness or confinement and as a place of punishment for misdemeanours or as a refuge for women and children. A plan was initiated …

Unmarked Graves Headstones Unveiling

The unveiling of two headstones took place today June 2 in the Bathurst Cemetery. These were for Adrianus Nicolaas Maria “Aadje” Van der KLUGT and another headstone for all the other Migrant Camp children who died during the operation of the camp in Bathurst from 1948-52. Aadje’s headstone was unveiled by his sister Laura Goldsmith & the Netherlands Consul General Frank van …