Category Archives: General

‘Life on the Land at Dundullimal from 1836-1914’

Macquarie Regional Library will be hosting a presentation by Karen Hagan from Dundullimal on Monday 8th April at 10.30am. This huge run on the outskirts of Dubbo employed hundreds of staff over the years. The talk will focus on these workers such as the grooms, farm hands, servants, stock man and their families. The lives of these hard working members of society are often forgotten in our history. Bookings are essential so get in early on 6801 4510 and make sure you get a seat.

Information session – Monday 25th March 11am-12noon

Our next information session will relate to ‘Understanding historical property ownership, conditional land leases and land purchases in NSW‘. The session will cover squatting, divisions of lands, Robertson Land Act, Homestead Land Act and much more. It will be held on Monday 25th March at the Family History Library in the Western Plains Cultural Centre, commencing at 11am. There is a cost of $5 for family history members and $10 for non-members. Please advise Linda Barnes on 6887 8284, or email if you wish to attend.

Share Your Story on Friday 15th March 2019

Share Your Story on the 15th March will be the launch of the Vincent Studios Photographic Images Collection.   The story of this collection and how it came about will be presented by our Project Officer, Lesley Abrahams.  This collection of over 14,000 images has been scanned and saved by many dedicated volunteers over a lengthy period of time.  An alphabetical index has been completed and is available to peruse on all the computers in the Family History Rooms.  Come along and hear the full story of this collection on Friday 15th March at 2pm at our usual venue of Western Plains Cultural Centre. You might find images of your relatives in the collection. Afternoon tea will be provided, so please advise Robyn Allan at whether you will be attending.


Dubbo & District Family History Society Inc. will be conducting a series of training and education sessions throughout 2019 which will be open to members and the public.
Every session will cost $5 for members and $10 for non-members with each course running from 11am-12noon.
The first session will be held on Monday 25th February in the family history rooms.  The topic will be ‘Tips,tricks and pitfalls in using online family history databases’ – a look at Ancestry, Findmypast, Australian Biographical Database, British Newspapers, Trove, NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages, and more……..
This is not far away so you need to get in and book a spot with Linda Barnes on 6887 8284.
Further sessions will be held on:
Monday 25th March – Understanding historical property ownership, conditional land leases and land purchases in NSW
Monday 27th May – Using the Land & Property Records Viewer
Monday 24th June – Wills, probate and administration records
More information on these courses will be supplied closer to the dates.

First Share Your Story for 2019 on 15th February

Welcome to 2019, the committee has hit the ground running with the first Share your Story listed for Friday 15th February.  Our first presenter for the year will be Dorothy Blake from Wellington who will share her research on “Women of Wellington” and their part in the development of Wellington and the surrounds.  The event will commence at 2pm at the Western Plains Cultural Centre, with a $4 cost to cover the cost of afternoon tea.  For catering purposes we need your RSVP by Tuesday 12th February to Lyn Smith at