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 …

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 …

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 …

Cemetery Restoration Project nominated for Chifley Heritage Award

The Group has received a second nomination for the Chifley Heritage Award, this time for the Cemetery Restoration Project. The award, which will be announced on May 6 at the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal and Bathurst Regional Heritage Awards dinner, will go to the project that demonstrates the most outstanding contribution to the built, natural or cultural heritage of the Bathurst …

Line of Bonnets project nominated for Chifley Heritage Award

The group has been nominated for a Chifley Heritage Award for our Line of Bonnets project. The award, which will be announced on May 6 at the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal and Bathurst Regional Heritage Awards dinner, will go to the project that demonstrates the most outstanding contribution to the built, natural or cultural heritage of the Bathurst region. The Line …