Machattie Park

On March 15, Jan Page and Mary Smith conducted a very informative tour of Machattie Park for 26 members. The town block was first set aside in 1832 for public use, however most of the area was originally used from 1837 as a new goal and also from 1847 Bathurst’s first court house. The goal was later removed when a …

New Book & USB releases

Jan Page has recently released her new book ‘From Flagpole to Carillon’ which is available through the Group. A number of other books have been reprinted (‘Feeding the Family’ & ‘Stories about the Bathurst Migrant Camp’): • All 200 issues of the Carillon Chimes are now available on a USB together with a search program that enables the searching of …

35th Anniversary Party

The Bathurst Family History Group on Saturday November 16, celebrated 35 years since its formation with a party held in the Senior Citizens Centre. This get-together was also the opportunity to have our new centre officially opened by the Local State Member of parliament Paul Toole, who had arranged a grant to assist in setting up our new premises.  

Book Launch “Fair Delinquents?”

A Book Launch “Fair Delinquents?” by Leonie Blair, was held at the Senior Citizens Centre on Saturday 16 November. The book is available from here.

General Meeting- guest speaker Dr Rob McLachlan

General Meeting and guest speaker Dr Rob McLachlan who spoke about the administration of the Bathurst Settlement in the 1830’s, “Bitchy Bathurst Bureaucrat Battles”. During the meeting President Dianne Barnes presented the Group’s 300th financial member Michele Morgan a CD copy of ‘Bathurst Pioneers’ which is available here