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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 25 June 2017, Tarella Open Day

Saturday July 2017, Monthly meeting
Keith Painter: "Hassans Walls, Prized and Pillaged"

Sunday 25 June 2017, Tarella Open Day

There is one day left to see the Blue Mountains Historical Society's latest exhibition, Delicate: An Exhibition of Laces and Trims, in the Back-Room Exhibition Space in the Society's historical cottage, Tarella, which will be open for inspection from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm on Sunday 25 June at 99 Blaxland Rd, Wentworth Falls.

In 1969, Miss Beryl McLaughlin donated a collection of lace to the Society believed to be the lace her brother, Geoffrey McLaughlin, acquired for his mother and sisters while he was in Malta in 1915 serving in WW1. In his letters to the family Geoffrey tells of getting the lace at a very good price and advises that his mother can sort out who gets what.

Major Geoffrey McLaughlin did not survive the trenches of Passchendaele. He died there in 1917 and is buried in Belgium, far from home. For this reason, most of the lace received from him was kept aside and deeply treasured by the McLaughlin family.

Admission to the exhibition is included as a free added extra to your entry fee to the Tarella Open Day.

Entry charges are $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Morning and afternoon teas are available for a small donation.

Next Meeting: Saturday 1 July 2017

at The History Centre, 99 Blaxland Rd, Wentworth Falls

Speaker: Keith Painter - "Hassans Walls, Prized and Pillaged"

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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
Thu May 18Excursion: TBA
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
Thu July 13Excursion: TBA
Sun July 30BMHS Tarella Open Day
Sat Aug 5Monthly Meeting
"The Lapstone Hill Tunnel, 1892 - Then and Now"

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

David Goldney
Thu Sep 14Excursion: TBA
Sun Sep 24BMHS Tarella Open Day
Sat Oct 7Monthly Meeting

Thu Oct 19Excursion: Bathurst
Sat Oct 28 &
Sun Oct 29
BMHS Tarella Open Weekend
Sat Nov 4Monthly Meeting

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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