The Camden Show – Cancelled for 2022

The Camden Show holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Camden and surrounding districts. Despite the changing demographics of the local area the Show has maintained its rural charm and agricultural focus since the inaugural show held in March 1886 and is still one of the largest and most popular events in the Macarthur District each year.

Following the postponement of the 2022 Camden Show, the Camden Show Society has undertaken further discussions, deliberations, and consultation with various stakeholders that make it possible to hold the Show.

A few weeks ago, Camden Showground suffered its third major flood in 5 weeks, which resulted in even more damage to the grounds, buildings, and equipment around the site. Sadly, we have no choice but to advise that we must cancel the 2022 Camden Show indefinitely and look forward instead, to a better and brighter year in 2023.

The Camden Show Committee are devastated to have to cancel the 2022 Camden Show.  We would like to sincerely thank all our Members, Sponsors, Commercial Site Holders, Exhibitors and Volunteers for your ongoing and continued support over the last three years and into 2023.

Your sincerely,
Greg Wall
191-195 Argyle St,
Camden NSW Australia 2570

The Camden Area Family History Society will be represented at The Camden Show when it is held again in 2023 as we would showcase our collection of local family histories as well as our Pioneer Registers and local cemetery transcripts to the local population and visitors alike.

Storm Damage in our Research Room – Still providing a service from Camden Museum

Unfortunately, the CAFHS Research Room in Camden Library will be unavailable for some weeks while we await repairs to damage from the recent rain event. Part of the ceiling has collapsed and some water entered the room. Thankfully there appears to be no damage to our resources and equipment. We have moved our computers and limited resources so that we can function as close to normally as possible.

Our Opening hours during this time are Mon-Wed by appt, Thu-Fri 11am-3pm, Sat 11am-1pm Dependant, as always, on the availability of our Volunteers.

While relocated to the Museum, we will be covered under the Library/Museum Covid-safety plan, involving the following changes:

  • A limit of 3 members/visitors to Family History at any one time.
  • Visitors may book in advance via email:
  • Booked visitors/members will take priority over walk-in visitors
  • Please do not attend if unwell, observe physical distancing, hand hygiene procedures, and wear gloves as required.

We really look forward to continuing to help our members and visitors again with their family history research!

Early Menangle – “Voice of the North”

Early Menangle is a collection of newspaper articles written by J.J. Moloney under
the pseudonym J.J.M. and published by the Voice of the North newspaper monthly
between August 10, 1927 and July 10, 1929. At some point after the publication of
the last article, they were collated and printed as a book, a copy of which is held by
Picton Family & Historical Society and published online at:

Because of the large number of names, the text was taken from Trove, compiled and
indexed. The names were then checked against the Camden Area Family History
Society (CAFHS) database and where a distinction was required, dates of birth
added. Any errors made during this process are those of the editor.

Do You know where your Street Name came from? – Check out this new listing of street names for the Camden Area and where their names were derived.

Do You know where your Street Name came from?

Please click here to access the Street Names and who or what they were named after.

Areas around Camden Municipal Council area include:

Camden South, Camden, Elderslie, Narellan, Harrington Park, Smeaton Grange, Narellen Vale, Mount Annan, Springs Farm, Curran’s Hill, Gregory Hills, Kirkham, Oran Park, Catherine Field, Leppington, Rossmore, Ellis Lane and Grassmere. (Not all street name derivations are known, so if you can help, please feel free to let us know).