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Blue Mountains Historical Society Meetings

Meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month from February to November from 10 am until 12 noon at our premises:
Hobby's Reach, 99-101 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls.

Morning tea is available from 10am and meetings commence at 10.30am.
Library and Research Centre are open, and publications are available for sale.

Visitors are very welcome to attend these meetings.
If visitors wish to attend regularly then we would ask you to become a member and then you are eligible to attend our monthly excursions to places of historic interest and borrow books from our extensive library of history books.

Upcoming events:-

Saturday 7 October 2017, Monthly meeting
Kate O'Neill: "Memorys of Woodford - The Mistress and the Muse"

Saturday 28 October and Sunday 29 October 2017, Tarella Open Weekend

Next Meeting: Saturday 7 October 2017

at The History Centre, 99 Blaxland Rd, Wentworth Falls

Speaker: Kate O'Neill - "Memorys of Woodford - The Mistress and the Muse"

On Saturday, 7 October 2017, Kate O'Neill will discuss Memorys of Woodford - Music, Mistress and the Muse at the Blue Mountains Historical Society (BMHS) monthly meeting and public lecture at the Society's Hobby's Reach meeting rooms at 99 Blaxland Rd, Wentworth Falls, commencing at 10.30am.

Kate O'Neil is the founder of the Central Mountains History web page dedicated to revealing and celebrating the unique, rich history of the Central Blue Mountains, including the Woodford Academy. Her talk on Saturday will explore the fascinating story of Madame Florence Nightingale Memory and her daughter, Marion Memory.

There is no charge for attending the talk. Morning tea will be available for a small donation from 10.00 am. Members and visitors welcome.

Saturday 28 October and Sunday 29 October 2017, Tarella Open Weekend


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Groups are always welcome throughout the year by prior arrangement
Refreshments can be provided. Please contact the Society.

BMHS calendar January to December 2017

Sun Jan 29BMHS Tarella Open Day
Sat Feb 4Monthly Meeting
"Blue Mountains Maps Through Time"

Brian Fox
Wed Feb 15Excursion: David Parsons Organ Concert
Sun Feb 26BMHS Tarella Open Day
"Travelling to Wonderland - Pre-Motor Era Coach Services to Jenolan Caves"

John Low OAM
Tue Mar 21Excursion: Redfern Police Academy & Centennial Park
Sun Mar 26BMHS Tarella Open Day
"In the Image of the Blue Mountains"
"Australian Parnassus - The Cultural Enclave of Faulconbridge & Linden"

Ted Szafraniec
Peter Brownlee
Thur Apr 20Excursion: Milthorpe & Orange
Sun Apr 30BMHS Tarella Open Day
Sat May 6Monthly Meeting
On the Receiving End. A brief insight into 'The Friends of Katoomba Falls Creek Valley'

Steven Ridd
Sun May 28BMHS Tarella Open Day
Sat Jun 3Monthly Meeting
"Electrifying Katoomba - the people, poles and power stations that lit the Mountains"

George Wilkenfeld
Thu Jun 15Excursion: Eryldene (Gordon) & Carisbrook House (Lane Cove)
Sun Jun 25BMHS Tarella Open Day
Sat July 1Monthly Meeting
"Hassans Walls, Prized and Pillaged"

Keith Painter
Sun July 30BMHS Tarella Open Day
Sat Aug 5Monthly Meeting
"The Lapstone Hill Tunnel, 1892 - Then and Now"

Doug Knowles
Thu Aug 17Excursion: Portland (booked out)
Sun Aug 27BMHS Tarella Open Day
Sat Sep 2Monthly Meeting
"John Lewin's 1815 Cox's Road watercolours"

David Goldney
Tue Sep 12Excursion: Balmain Heritage tour (Note this outing is on a Tuesday)
Sun Sep 24BMHS Tarella Open Day
Sat Oct 7Monthly Meeting
"Memorys of Woodford - The Mistress and the Muse"

Kate O'Neill
Thu Oct 19Excursion: Bathurst
Sat Oct 28 &
Sun Oct 29
BMHS Tarella Open Weekend
Sat Nov 4Monthly Meeting
"Perhaps someday we'll remember these things"
(Based on a quote written by John McLaughlin on 23 July 1917)

Paul Innes
Thu Nov 16Excursion: TBA
Sun Nov 26BMHS Tarella Open Day
Sat Dec 2Monthly Meeting
"Christmas Lunch"

Tarella in snow, 12/10/12

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