History as Told in Folk Song

A talk to the Blue Mountains Historical Society by former BMHS President, Alan Foster. The presentation linked below is a wonderful survey of Australian History interwoven with well known, and […]

Katoomba Waltz

Mary McCarron Maguire’s, Katoomba Waltz dedicated to Sir Frederick Darley (then Lieutenant Governor of NSW) and Lady Darley who lived in “Lilianfels”, Katoomba. Published in 1895, The Katoomba Waltz was first performed at Government House in Sydney and was performed at the Tivoli Theatre in August 1895. The music was added to the repertoire of the NSW Artillery Regiment Band.

Blue Mountains Byways

In July 2022 our guest speaker was John Low who presented a talk related to his latest book, “Blue Mountains Byways”.

Ron Wheeler Interview

Interviewee : Ron Wheeler Context / Auspice: BMHS​Digital copy of original tape recording; Time from Recording Commencement ( mins. ) Subject or Topic discussed 0.00 Ice Works 0.30 Location of ice-works – Cascade […]