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Annual General Meeting

The annual General meeting was held in the Bathurst Library Meeting Room July 15. The members present received reports from: the President; Treasurer; Members Secretary; Cemetery Coordinator and Research Coordinator. There was a Special Resolution passed to amend the Constitution. New office bearers and committee were elected.     The meeting was followed by an interesting talk by Chris Stewart, speaking about: …

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Holy Trinity Church Cemetery Wander

30 + Members and guests attended Bathurst Family History Group’s Cemetery Wander Saturday June 17. Many thanks to Carol Churches and Jan Page for such interesting information about the people buried in the Holy Trinity Churchyard. We all enjoyed a delicious lunch and catch up afterwards at Paddy’s Kelso.

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Dr Walter SPENCER

The latest unveiling of a headstone on a previously unmarked grave of a prominent citizen was carried out on 7 May 2017 by the BFHG The Officiant was James Hodson, Dean of Bathurst and the unveiling was carried out by Cr Graeme Hanger (mayor) and Dr Preece Walter William Spencer was born in Liverpool, England in 1846. He Graduated in …

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Beatrice GRIMSHAW

One of the latest addition to the Pillars of Bathurst was the BFHG’s nomination for Beatrice Grimshaw (1870-1953). This Irish born writer had been a traveller in the South Pacific for over 30 years.  She wrote numerous short stories and travel articles.  Lived in Papua for 27 years and managed plantations. She retired to Kelso in 1936. Read more at the …

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Bathurst Regional Heritage Awards

The Bathurst Family History Group were finalist in the Bathurst Regional Heritage Awards and received two “Highly Commended” Certificates with the following citations: “The Line of Bonnets is a project of the Bathurst Family History Group. It is part of the “Roses from the Heart” Project honouring the nearly 25,000 convict women who were sent to Australia and stayed. A …

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Cemetery Restoration Project nominated for Chifley Heritage Award

The Group has received a second nomination for the Chifley Heritage Award, this time for the Cemetery Restoration Project. The award, which will be announced on May 6 at the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal and Bathurst Regional Heritage Awards dinner, will go to the project that demonstrates the most outstanding contribution to the built, natural or cultural heritage of the Bathurst …

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Line of Bonnets project nominated for Chifley Heritage Award

The group has been nominated for a Chifley Heritage Award for our Line of Bonnets project. The award, which will be announced on May 6 at the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal and Bathurst Regional Heritage Awards dinner, will go to the project that demonstrates the most outstanding contribution to the built, natural or cultural heritage of the Bathurst region. The Line …

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Great talk on Irish Orphan girls and women

What an amazing afternoon at the Bathurst Library Meeting Room with our Guest Speakers  – Dr Perry MacIntyre and Leonie Blair. We had a full house with an engaging audience and great presentations. Thank you to all who attended. we are certain you went away in awe of those Irish Orphans girls and women as we certainly did

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Autumn Colours

Autumn Colours: Our Group is once again participating in many of the activities that will be held during March – May in Bathurst. A program of the various events our Group will participate in is attached HERE  (1pg) Further details are also available on the autumn colours website.  

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Award for our Cemetary Restoration Project

Bathurst Family History Group has been awarded a Heritage Certificate for our Cemetery Restoration Project by the Bathurst & District Branch of National Trust of Australia (NSW). We thank the Bathurst Branch of the Trust for their kindness in recognising our efforts and our members who have contributed their time, efforts and skill for this project.

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