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Today – Tuesday January 12 – the Blue Mountains Historical Society unlocked the doors and welcomed 2021. Like all Australians, we hope that 2021 will be, in all ways, much better than 2020. Mainly that we will see an end Read more…


A short history of Katoomba’s famous Scenic Railway is now available under Members Projects.


A short Power Point presentation explaining the operation of forgotten technologies that enabled the 19th century mining works to operate. It is available in the “Members Projects” tab.


Over recent months while Tarella Cottage Museum has been closed to the public due to Covid-19, rooms have been emptied of collections in order to allow for wall restoration and painting.Many museum objects have not been handled or moved like Read more…


What is eHive?It’s a website where anyone can explore more than 600,000 objects from museums, galleries, libraries and archives around the world. The collections on eHive include art, artefacts, books, photographs, specimens, and more. More importantly: “eHive is a web-based Read more…


“The Children’s Alphabet Book of Katoomba, Queen City of The Hills” This small book has a letter of the alphabet on each page, followed by a clever verse and then an advertisement for a Katoomba business. “K” Stands for Knowledge, Read more…