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 …

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 …

Autumn Colours- Cemetery Wander

You are reminded that this years Autumn Colours events are on from now until late May. The first planned cemetery wander made the front page of the Western Advocate. see here These are photos of some of the participants.               Other events that the Bathurst Family History Group are participating in are here or …

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 …