Hill End Family History Open Weekend 5 – 7 May 2017

Dear Colleague,
The discovery of gold in NSW, at Tambaroora and then later around Hill End ( between Bathurst & Mudgee) resulted in the largest exodus of population from the established cities in NSW and then Victoria in the mid 19th Century. Maybe some of your society members’ ancestors were among the many who took part in this “Rush”. Maybe this is a bit of a “black hole” in their family history details. Maybe we can help…
Not often do you have a chance to immerse yourself in a whole weekend of family history in Hill End. The Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group, and Hill End Family History have combined forces and resources to present two and a half days of research in Hill End over the weekend of 5 – 7 May 2017.
This event is part of the National Trust Heritage Festival and we would like to invite your members to join us for the weekend. There is a full program of speakers and activities planned as well as access to myriads of transcribed records and family files.
I have attached a poster which I am hoping that you may be able to print out for your noticeboard and for the interest of your members and we would appreciate it if you could bring the event to their attention through your next newsletter etc. The full details, bookings and program are available on our website at | Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group

This month’s Speaker at our June monthly meeting will be (Dr) Lisa Murray, Historian for the City Of Sydney

The Camden Area Family History Society will hold their next  meeting on Tuesday 6th June, 2017 at 7.30pm at the Camden Historical Society’s Museum in the Camden Library Complex. The speaker will be Dr Lisa Murray, historian for the City of Sydney, who is speaking on “Sydney Cemetery Adventures”  This talk is based on her recently published book, Sydney Cemeteries: a Field Guide.  The book will be available during the evening at $35 per copy. Please note that the meeting this month is being held in the Camden Museum at 7.30pm, 6th June 2017.  Gold coin Donation to cover Supper.  Contact Secretary on 0246559963 for more information.