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
Our society is very fortunate to have a great depth of family history members who have had books published. The latest publication by Karlyn Robinson is, as the title states, “Remarkable Women of the Central West”. This book has the stories of over thirty women who were either early pioneers, at the forefront of change in their era, or community minded women. No doubt there are hundreds of other women who would be worthy of being in this book. Just a few of the women in this publication are Sarah Graham of Dilladerry, Teresa Maliphant of Dubbo, Colleen McCullough of Wellington, Hannah Morris of Gilgandra and Betty Munro of Grenfell and Cumnock. This well illustrated book can be purchased from Dubbo & District Family History Society for $45+postage $5.50, or in the family history rooms when open.