The Annual McLaughlin Address of the Blue Mountains Historical Society will be held on Saturday 2 March at 10.30 am in the Wentworth Falls School of Arts on the Great Western Highway at Wentworth Falls. Our Speaker, Professor Tanya Evans, Read more…


Dear Members and Friends of Blue Mountains Historical Society, A final reminder that the Society is now in recess over the Christmas/New Year period. First Events for 2024 BMHS currently in Recess – Re-opens Tuesday 9 January 2024 The Hobby’s Read more…


Beryl McLaughlin (1888-1988) has been honoured with the first Blue Plaque for the Blue Mountains. Nominated by the Blue Mountains Historical Society, the new historical plaque will be installed, in coming months, at the front gate of Tarella, the Society’s Read more…


The History of Catalina Racetrack as told by John Lanser.     7/10/2023 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gixZ0vvizcRP4FfWBqw9sXWNkd-_nAVA/view?usp=sharing


Winter Magic – John Ellison Interview by Nigel Glassey, 8th July, 2021. John Ellison conceived and drove the inaugural Katoomba Winter Magic Festival. 1994. Additional input at the end by Lyn Harrison https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rJAl49D2yadZwmawg_JRikDIFzVpfbtK/view?usp=sharing John Ellison as the Wizard of Winter Read more…


Warren Ross Interview 3rd April 2021 Conducted by Nigel Glassey. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HPRsAsr3szp8RPt21uQtsF78KqQmyTdB/view?usp=sharing Warren Ross was president of the Winter Magic festival for seven years and was one of the originators of the festival. Carrington Lawn Winter Magic Street `Parade. Midwinter Mummers. Read more…