October 31, 2014

Farm Magic

Farm Magic

Broadcast: 12/10/2014 12:51:42 PM
Reporter: Fiona Breen

Woodbury House, in Tasmania, has long been a crumbling reminder of another time. Empty for decades, this prominent 19th Century homestead was falling into ruin when Queensland heritage expert Alan Cooper drove past while on holiday.

To see the Landline program click here.

Do we have similar records (photos or videos) in the Central Tablelands area?

October 28, 2014

History Week 2015

History Week 2015
War, Nationalism and Identity

We are delighted to announce the new theme for History Week 2015 - War, Nationalism and Identity. Registrations for events and speaker connect will open in early November, 2014.


How does war shape ideas of nation and identity? Is baptism on the battlefield a prerequisite of nationhood and a sense of national identity? What are the roles of ideas and political movements in creating and shaping nation states? In 2015 the theme of History Week will focus on the history of nation building, nationalism and national identity as the products of both peaceful and violent processes, focussing on generals and politicians, constitution makers and revolutionaries.

tory Week will take place between 5- 13 September 2015.


October 25, 2014

Two years after the launch of the War Heroes Project on 11 November 2011,  the book is at the printers!

The book contains short biographies of over 1200 servicemen and women from Lithgow & District who served in World War I.  Photographs, sketches and newspaper articles are included where possible.

The book launch will be on 9th November 2014 at Club Lithgow at 1:30 p.m.

Further details are on the above invitation.

There will be copies of the book for sale at the launch, and these can be ordered in advance by completing an order form available from the Society's website or Facebook page.

Jan Saundercock

Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc
PO Box 516

Resource Centre: Cnr Tank & Donald Streets, Lithgow
Open Hours: Tuesday nights 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
First Saturday of each month (except January) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Website: www.lisp.com.au/~ldfhs