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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:-

Sunday 26 October 2017, Tarella Open Weekend

Saturday 2 December 2017, Monthly meeting
Christmas Lunch

Sunday 26 October 2017, Tarella Open Weekend

Both Tarella Cottage Museum and the Blue Mountains Historical Society's Hobby's Reach Research Centre will be holding their final Open Day for 2017 on Sunday 26 November between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm at 99 Blaxland Road Wentworth Falls.

As part of the Open Day, the Exhibition, Any Trace, will have its final showing. This exhibition acknowledges the service and sacrifice of Major Geoffrey McLaughlin MC who died at the Battle of Passchendaele during World War One and whose family owned the historic Tarella Cottage.

The popular garden stall is open and morning and afternoon teas will be available for a small donation.

Entry to Tarella cottage will be $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Admission to the Any Trace Exhibition is included in the overall entry fee.

Next Meeting: Saturday 2 December 2017

Christmas Lunch

Watch "Geoffrey McLaughlin Australian Hero"

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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
A Tribute To Major Geoffrey McLaughlin MC
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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