Times have changed!

At a public meeting 34 years ago the group was formed. For those who recall those early days, please email me your recollections & I will add them here. webadmin@bathurstfhg.asn.au

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 …

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 …