Annual General Meeting 2018

The annual General meeting was held in the Bathurst Library Meeting Room July 21. The members present received reports from: the President; Treasurer; Members Secretary; Cemetery Coordinator and Research Coordinator. New office bearers and committee were elected. A new Life Member, Graeme Hill was nominated and accepted. The meeting was followed by afternoon tea and an interesting “show and tell” where …

Family History Group Recognised in Parliament

The Group was pleased to be advised by the Member for Bathurst , Paul Toole MP that following our “incredible endeavours” and the recent plaque ceremony at the Bathurst Cemetery he presented a Private Members Statement in Parliament to recognise our outstanding achievements. His letter and the statement presented to Parliament can be read by clicking HERE (If you need to increase the …

Guest speaker Graham Lupp

Our last General Meeting on Saturday June 16 was followed by a very interesting talk by Graham Lupp. Graham spoke on his recent  new book “Building Bathurst”. This book is the definitive architectural history of  the built heritage of Bathurst and a celebration of the lives of the architects and builders during the first 100 years of settlement. For details …

Perthville Convent – click here

A group of 30 members had an interesting tour of the Perthville convent and cemetery,  hosted by the Sisters of St Joseph on March 17. This was followed by an enjoyable get together for lunch at the nearby Bridge Hotel, Perthville.  

Major General William Stewart

During his appointment as the Lieutenant Governor of the Colony William Stewart conducted the affairs of the colony with great proficiency. His effective administration was marked with many successes and the most notable was the formation of a Mounted Police Force in New South Wales. From his wartime experiences he knew the value of well-armed mounted infantry that could rapidly …