June 10, 2013

Report on the CTC AGM 2013 at Rockley

The 2013 Annual General Meeting for the Central Tablelands Chapter Museums Australia was hosted by the Rockley Mill Museum in Rockley on Saturday 4th May. 

Rockley Mill Museum President Deidre Robertson and husband John hosted a sumptuous morning tea prior to the meeting in their charming bed and breakfast premises, Buddens, originally built as a store in the 1870s and later used as bank premises. 
Buddens bed and breakfast

Twenty-one members representing ten of the member groups within the chapter were in attendance at the meeting which was held in the Rockley School of Arts (1890).

Rockley School of Arts (1890)

Chapter President Elaine Kaldy welcomed those present and mentioned the sad loss in 2012 of the previous President, Trevor Pascoe of Millthorpe, who had been a driving force in keeping the chapter going. Deidre Robertson of Rockley Mill Museum chaired the election of office bearers which saw the current President (Elaine Kaldy of Millthorpe), Treasurer (Phil Stevenson of Orange) and Secretary (John Broadley of Mudgee) returned; the office Vice-President is yet to be announced.

The meeting subsequently approved the adoption of a set of By-Laws for the chapter and the Lithgow Small Arms Factory volunteered to host a workshop in September or October 2013; after much discussion the topic selected for the workshop was “significance assessment”, to be run by Kylie Winkworth. The date for the workshop has now been confirmed for 21st September 2013.

After lunch members gave reports on their museum/society activities during the past year. Afterwards the group was taken on a town walk of historic Rockley which included inspections of the Anglican St Peter’s Church and the Catholic St Patrick’s Church, both designed by noted Central West architect Edward Gell, and ultimately the wonderful Rockley Mill Museum.

 Deidre Roberson telling the group about the Village walk they had planned.

Many thanks to the Rockley Mill Museum group for hosting an enjoyable day.

John Broadley

More photos courtesy John Broadley.

St Peter's Anglican Church Rockley
St Patrick's RC Church Rockley
Rockley Mill Museum


  1. Many Thanks
    It was a most informative and enjoyable day and Wil and I were very pleased to meet the members in attendance.
    Alison Arnison
    Secretary,Miss Traill's House and Garden

    1. Thankyou Alison, it was great to Meet you and Wil and look forward to many more interesting events.

      Deidre Robertson
      Rockley Mill Committee.