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SHARE YOUR STORY – 21 September 2018 at 2pm

Local member Ron Everett will be our presenter at the Share Your Story for September.  Ron has been researching his ancestors from Ireland for a considerable time.  With the advent of DNA testing Ron has now taken this line of investigation.  Make sure you come along and learn what he has discovered from the DNA testing.  This event will be held as usual in the Community Arts Centre at Western Plains Cultural Centre.  This month you will have to book in with Lyn Smith, so email her at  by Tuesday 18th September.  There is a $4 cost towards refreshment, so stay on afterwards and have a chat.

Kerosene and Calico – the hidden history of Dubbo’s Tin Town

LUNCH TIME TALK at Western Plains Cultural Centre on Thursday, 16 August 2018 at 1pm.
A presentation called “Kerosene and Calico – the hidden history of Dubbo’s Tin Town” will be given by Simone Taylor the Local Studies Officer at Macquarie Regional Library.  Simone will  investigate the hidden story of Dubbo’s Tin Town from the 1920s to the 1950s’.
Tickets are $10 or $8 for Friends of the WPCC and includes a light lunch.
Tickets are available at Cultural Centre reception 02 6801 4444


Have you ever thought your ancestors’ were worth writing a story about?  Would you like to write their story, but don’t know where or how to begin?

Then Dubbo & District Family History Society Inc. invite you to register for a series of five (5) workshops to be held throughout the months of August and September 2018.  Each workshop will be of a three (3) hour duration, during which you learn the skills, and gain the confidence to begin writing and developing your first story.  In addition you will be given information sheets each week.  The cost of this workshop is only $60, so why not contact Robyn Allan for more information, email or ‘phone 0477 127 700



Share Your Story – Friday 20th July 2018

Terry Hoffman will be our presenter for Share Your Story on the 20th July.  The presentation will be held as usual  at 2pm in the WPCC Community Arts Centre, Wingewarra Street. Terry will be sharing his family history and research from a European background so come along and hear what he has to say.  Remember you must RSVP to June Wilson by Tuesday 18th July.  You can contact her at or ‘phone her on 68825366 or 0417 690 495. There is a $4 cost towards afternoon tea.


Beginners in family history research

Have you recently become interested in researching your family history, or have you been researching for some time? If these descriptions apply to you, are you a member of a family history society?

There are many benefits to membership which vary from society to society.  However you can generally expect talks on history, a regular newsletter, access to the society’s library publications with both hard copy and on line available.  The biggest benefit is meeting the other members who can share information and findings with you.

You might take the opportunity to become involved in a society project which always provides benefits and information to you.  With a new year just started why not think about joining your local family history society.  Check the opening hours for the Dubbo Society and call in and have a chat with our volunteers, who knows where it may lead for you………….