Blayney Cemetery Graves & Grub

Members of the BFHG had an interesting visit to Blayney on September 14, where we first shared morning tea prepared by the Blayney Family History Group.     We then traveled to the Blayney Cemetery where we were given a tour of some of the more interesting headstones, including the oldest grave; an unusual shaped crypt followed by graves of …

Female Factory – Ground Penetrating Radar Survey

The Bathurst Female Factory which housed female convicts in the early 1800’s was in the vicinity of Charlotte & William Streets. It was the first two storey building west of the mountains and had a brick floor. It was demolished shortly after it ceased to be used for this purpose. Our Group has been successful in obtaining a grant and …

Annual General Meeting- July 2019

The AGM was recently held on July 27, 2019 and was well attended. At our AGM our elections were held for office bearers and committee members. Those elected were: President:   Dianne Barnes Secretary:  Joy Richens Treasurer:  Mary Fletcher Vice President:   Jan Page Committee Members: Graeme Hill Colleen Davis Liane Torr Brian Fitzpatrick Marie Larnach Chris Stewart| Anne Huges Marion Pearce …

New Family History Centre

As you will have been aware from the last issue of Carillon Chimes our Group are moving into a “new home”. The Bathurst Library was  refurbished last year which meant we had to remove our assets that had been accommodated there for over 30 years. All our assets that had been temporarily stored in various members homes can now be …

Autumn Colours- 2019

You are reminded that this years Autumn Colours events are on from now until late May. Details of the first planned cemetery wander were in the Western Advocate. here on April 12. These are photos of some of the 48 participants at the Cemetery Wander on April 13.                             …