A History of Bathurst

By Theo Barker

Volume 1: The Early Settlement to 1862, Published 1992 by Crawford House ISBN 1 86333 056 9

Volume 2: 1862-1914; From Settlement to City, Published 1998 by Crawford House ISBN 1 86333 058 9

This is a very thoroughly documented history of Bathurst up to the Great War. It covers all aspects of the city's development in a well laid out manner.

It may not be as useful to family historians as some other publications unless they are seeking names of connections who played a major role in the city's administration etc. Nevertheless, to understand what went on and why things happened as they did, this set is essential reading for anyone studying the history of Bathurst.


This book is listed here because it may be of interest to those who are researching people associated with the Bathurst district.

The Family History Group of Bathurst does not necessarily have access to a copy of the publication and makes no claim regarding the availability of the book.

The book may be available at your local library or through an inter-library loan or the book may be available for purcchase in Bathurst but not elsewhere. In the last case, the Family History Group of Bathurst Inc. may be able to purchase the book on your behalf and post it to you at cost.