The society is excited to advise that our first “Share Your Story” since covid struck us all, will be held in October. Make sure you mark Friday 21st October on your calendar, so you do not miss out. We are pleased to announce that we will host the official launch of “Remarkable Women of the Central West”. This wonderful research, compiled by Karlyn Robinson is well worth a read. Please note that this event will commence at the earlier time of 2pm in the Black Box Theatre at the WPCC.
Please note that Dubbo Family History Rooms will be closed on Thursday 22nd September 2022. This is a public holiday as a National Day of Mourning to mark the death of Queen Elziabeth 11.
Dubbo Regional Council has asked us to advise that headstones in the rows listed below need to be removed. This is to repair structural damage to the cement beam the headstones are secured to. The headstones will be temporarily removed by a registered stonemason, and stored in a secure location while the work is being completed. Council has asked that next of kin of these particulars plots please contact the Community, Cultural and Places team at Council at their earliest convenience, (Ph.6801 4000)
Peace Section 1 Row C Plots 30 and 31
Peace Section 1 Row D Plots 28, 29, 30 and 31
Covid has allowed the society to tidy up our library with many books now going on our second hand book list for sale. Some more titles which might be of interest are Gulgong in the Roaring Days. The history of the Prince of Wales Opera House, by Roma Wallis, $10+p, Cheques and Balances. Memories of a Banker by Bob White & Cecelia Clarke $15+p, They Stopped a while in Come-By-Chance by Helen Allerton and Lola Cormie, $30+p, The Berwickshire High School 1896-1996. A Centenary Recalled signed by author William Anderson, $20+p, What happened When. A Chronology of Australia from 1788 by Anthony Barker $15+p, Gulargambone Homes and Holdings $20+p, Memories of Angledool by Jim Harper $10+p. Check out the full list of second hand books in our rooms.
The society opened to the public on the 11th January 2022. The rooms are now open every Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm to 4pm, while on Saturday they will be open from 10am to 1pm. Please come and visit us, and check out the huge volume of resources that are available to users.
Covid as given the committee the opportunity to rationalize the books on the shelves in our rooms. Following are a few publications which are now second-hand and available for purchase. Some of the titles are shown, but there are many more books available in our rooms:
North Coast Women: a history to 1939. $10+$5.50postage
Family History made easy: how to trace your family tree and find relatives in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. $10+$5.50p
Family History through family photos, research guide no.3 $4+$2.20p