What's on in 2013-14

Events in 2015


South Coast Yesteryears Expo

14 February 2015 to be held in Ulladulla on the South Coast NSW

Venue: Dunn Lewis Centre

Charlotte Seccombe will be giving a complimentary twilight history walk of Milton to all exhibitors on the Friday night before the expo.

More information

Events in 2014


Back to Hartley – Sunday 26 October 2014 – 9am–4 pm

Hartley Historic Site

Hartley Historic Site, Old Bathurst Road, Hartley NSW 2790

A full day of fun and festivities for the whole family

Hartley Historic Site located at the base of Mt Victoria and just off the Great Western Highway is undergoing a major revitalisation program over the next several years to enhance the sites tourism potential and to provide enhanced facilities and services to the broader community.

Steve Ring, Manager of Hartley Historic Site said this year we are pleased to announce that the third “Back to Hartley” event will held on Sunday 26 October and again will be in   in partnership with the local community to raise awareness of the site and its history, to raise funds for local charities and or non-profit organisations and to promote the wonders found within Lithgow City Council.

This year our primary charity is Lithgow Community Transport with volunteer support provide transportation for the elderly and those in need of assistance in our community. The Lithgow PCYC and Hartley RFS will also be raising much needed funds on the day through the sale of delicious food.

The Event will showcase a variety of arts, crafts and produce from our region, plants, entertainment, vintage cars,  a selection of food and drinks including Devonshire teas and a sausage sizzle showcasing local “Shogun waygu - meat”, face painting, petting zoo, Lithgow Folk Club, Sally Anne’s Dancers, sheep shearing, or even try your hand at Archery, self-guided tours of the Courthouse, Trike and pony Rides  and much more.

For further information please contact Hartley Historic Site, NPWS on PH. 6355 2117 FAX: 6355 2118


A Long March from Lithgow – Book Launch 9 November 2014

The book, titled A Long March from Lithgow (cover), will be launched at a function to be held at Club Lithgow on 9th November 2014 and includes short biographies of over 1300 men and women who served their country in what was known as The Great War.

Information for the book has been sourced from Australian War Memorial, National Archives, Mapping our Anzacs, the Lithgow Mercury and Lithgow Democrat newspapers as well as from stories shared by families and friends. Photographs of those who served have been included where available.

Bathurst Historian, Denis Chamberlain, will be the guest speaker at the Launch which is open to members of the public. Afternoon tea will follow the conclusion of official proceedings.

For catering purposes, please RSVP to the Society.


Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc

Family History Month, August 2014

Remembering Yvonne Jenkins – The legacy of local family historian, Yvonne Jenkins, as an author will be remembered with the presentation of the 2014 Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award for the best 1000 words essay on the topic “My Ancestor was a...” .

Yvonne was a talented painter and author of many local and family history books and encouraged researchers to write stories about their ancestors.

The winner will be announced at a function to be held at 2 pm on Saturday 30th August 2014 at the Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc Resource Centre, Ewen Smith Memorial Hall, Cnr Tank & Donald Streets, Lithgow.

Consult their website for more details


Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc

Family History Meeting 2 August 2014

11.00 am New websites; saving articles and pictures.

2.00 pm General Meeting followed by: “One Hundred and eighty-eight years in the Colony of NSW” Speaker: Aubrey (Mac) Knowles OAM FASA

Consult their website for more details


Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc – Family History Meeting 7 June 2014

11.00 am General Session including Q & A, shipping and intra/internet sites.

2.00 pm General Meeting followed by: Sheila Allan: “A girl in Changi Prison"

Afternoon Tea will be available. Visitors welcome.


Pioneer Register for the Area of Prospect & Sherwood (now Holroyd) pre 1927

Holroyd Family History Group Inc.

Holroyd Family History Group Inc. are looking for information and photos of early residents to compile a Pioneer Register for the area of Prospect and Sherwood pre 1927.  (After 1927, the name of the Local Government Area changed to Holroyd). The area covers those suburbs of Merrylands, Guildford, Westmead, Wentworthville, Greystanes, Mays Hill, Prospect Hill, Girraween, Toongabbie, Pendle Hill and some parts of Smithfield, Granville and Yennora.

Forms available from The Secretary, Holroyd Family History Group Inc. P.O. Box 709 Merrylands NSW 2160,  ph. 02 9632 9203