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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 27 August 2017, Tarella Open Day

Saturday 2 September 2017, Monthly meeting
David Goldney: "John Lewin's 1815 Cox's Road watercolours"


Sunday 27 August 2017, Tarella Open Day


A temporary exhibition of 150 years of railway history to Weatherboard (Wentworth Falls) is a feature of the Blue Mountains Historical Society's Tarella Cottage Museum Open Day on Sunday 27 August 2017 between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm at 99 Blaxland Road Wentworth Falls.

The Railway Exhibition, located in the Back-Room Exhibition Space, displays old photos, books and maps relating to the development of rail transport in the Blue Mountains. This will be your last chance to see it.

Tarella Cottage, a typical Mountains 19th Century holiday cottage, has been standing in Wentworth Falls for over 125 years. The permanent displays within the cottage provide a glimpse into the lives of our 19th Century forebears.

The cottage was built following the arrival of rail to the Mountains as steam trains made the trip to and from Sydney so much easier and much more practical than the bullock wagon.

Tarella Open Day Entry charges are $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Admission to the exhibition is then free. Morning and afternoon teas are available for a small donation.

Next Meeting: Saturday 2 September 2017

at The History Centre, 99 Blaxland Rd, Wentworth Falls

Speaker: David Goldney - "John Lewin's 1815 Cox's Road watercolours"



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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

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

Brian Fox
Wed Feb 15Excursion: David Parsons Organ Concert
Sun Feb 26BMHS Tarella Open Day
March
Sat Mar 4McLAUGHLIN LECTURE
"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
April
Sat Apr 1MONTHLY MEETING & A.G.M.
"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
May
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
June
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
July
Sat July 1Monthly Meeting
"Hassans Walls, Prized and Pillaged"

Keith Painter
Sun July 30BMHS Tarella Open Day
August
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
September
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
October
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
November
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
December
Sat Dec 2Monthly Meeting
"Christmas Lunch"



   
Tarella in snow, 12/10/12



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