Second-hand books for sale

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
Mathews Family History 1825-1985. $5+$2.20p
Wingadee: a great Australian station. $8+$5.50p
Family History through family photos, research guide no.3 $4+$2.20p


“Remarkable Women of the Central West” book published by Karlyn Robinson

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.

Share Your Story is Back!

Dubbo & District  Family History Society is pleased to advise that our popular “Share Your Story” event will return to the calendar on Friday, 18th June 2021.  It will start at 2pm in the Black Box Theatre in the WPCC Community Arts Centre.  Our presenter will be society member Lesley Abrahams who will share her story of researching her Hungerford family history through heraldic shields.  Lesley has now published her book called “Hungerford Heraldry”, which will be available for sale.  Afternoon tea will provided for a nominal $5 cost. Please confirm your attendance with Lyn Smith via email 

Dundullimal Homestead’s Convict Heritage

Family History member and author, Karlyn Robinson will be giving a talk on this topic at the Macquarie Regional Library on Monday, 17th May at 11.00am.  Bookings for this event were so popular that Karlyn  will now be having a second session at 12 noon.  Go to the library website to book for this event, which is part of the Australian Heritage Festival.

NSW State Archives Virtual Tour of Towns in New South Wales

In May and June the NSW State Archives will be taking a virtual tour of  several towns in New South Wales.  Unfortunately the virtual tour of Dubbo was held on the 11th May, but other towns are coming up, eg., Broken Hill Wednesday 19th May at 11.00am. Tweed Heads, Kiama and Wagga Wagga are also coming up. To take part in any of these free programs you must book at


Looking after your Family Treasures

On Saturday 15th May at 11am, a presentation will be given at the Western Plains Cultural Centre by Linda Barnes and Lesley Abrahams.  The subject will be “Looking After Your Family Treasures”, particularly your old family photos and records. Lesley will show some of the family treasures she holds.  Admission is free, but you should register to attend.  Just go to the Western Plains Cultural Centre website, where you will see the presentation listed.

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