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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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