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 …

2017 Christmas Lunch

An enjoyable Christmas Lunch was held by 44 members of the Group at the Bathurst RSL Club on Saturday December 9, 2017.      Click heading for photos  

Limekilns Book Launch

The book launch of ‘History of Limekilns NSW’ by Colin Ferguson was held in the Holy Trinity Church Hall, Kelso on November 25, 2017. Click heading for photos  

General Meeting

The latest General Meeting was held on Saturday 16 September. This was attended by over 20 members and guests. The group currently has 280 members from all parts of Australia. Some matters that were raised were: The Code of Ethics (available on this website) has been expanded; Council has made a grant available of $2,000 towards our ongoing marking of …

Barton Park Cemetery- St John’s Wallerawang

30 Members and guests attended Bathurst Family History Group’s Cemetery Wander Saturday August 12. Interesting information about people buried at Barton Park cemetery was provided by Danny Whitty. Barton Park is a private cemetery used by the Walker/Barton family from the 1840’s until the 1940’s The headstones of most of those buried at this cemetery were raised by over 3 …