Calala Cottage Museum Closure – COVID-19 Update

It is with regret that Calala Cottage Museum Complex will be closed until further notice to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. We are considering the health of the public as well as our volunteers and supporting all efforts to 'flatten the curve'. Please contact us by phone or email as normal. Email:  tamworthhistorical@bigpond.com Telephone [...]

By | March 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Calala Cottage Museum Closure – COVID-19 Update

CPR Awareness Programme

Our guest at this month's meeting is Cameron McFarlane who will speak about the NSW Primary Schools CPR awareness programme.  Mr McFarlane is a lifeguard at Gunnedah pool. "CPR can and does save lives." The general meeting commences at 7.30pm and will be followed by our guest speaker.  Supper rounds off the evening, finishing about [...]

By | March 18th, 2020|Comments Off on CPR Awareness Programme

Swimming Pools in Tamworth

The 'History of Swimming Pools in Tamworth' is the topic for this month's guest speaker.  Richard Hutt will give a detailed history of swimming pools in Tamworth ranging from Paradise to Olympic pools. Please join us, all welcome.  A delicious supper follows Richard's talk. The general meeting commences at 7.30pm, with supper concluding around 9pm. [...]

By | February 19th, 2020|Comments Off on Swimming Pools in Tamworth

The Development of Railways in Australia – Guest Speaker

Join us at the monthly meeting when guest speaker Brian Sullivan will talk about the development of railways in Australia.  A big topic including the story of how the railway arrived in West Tamworth in 1878 and how our own Calala Cottage featured in the hosting of the Governor and his party, who had travelled [...]

By | October 16th, 2019|Comments Off on The Development of Railways in Australia – Guest Speaker

Royal Australian Historical Society Conference 2019 – Reception Calala Cottage Museum

The Royal Australian Historical Society Conference will be held in Tamworth from 13th to 15th September, 2019. Tamworth Historical Society Inc will host the pre-conference reception at Calala Cottage on Friday 13th September, from 5.30pm to 7.00pm. We hope many of you will join us for this event. A link to the full conference program [...]

By | September 13th, 2019|Comments Off on Royal Australian Historical Society Conference 2019 – Reception Calala Cottage Museum

Our Early Multicultural Heritage – Early Families of Nundle, Bowling Alley Point & the Goldfields

Our guest speaker takes a brief glimpse into the lives of some of the early families of the Nundle, Bowling Alley Point and Hanging Rock Goldfields, and reveals an interesting insight into our region’s multicultural heritage. From Ruzicka’s reef, to the short life Abel Henry Arford (1894 – 1917), to the largely forgotten Otto Kong [...]

By | August 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Our Early Multicultural Heritage – Early Families of Nundle, Bowling Alley Point & the Goldfields

Tamworth High School 100th Anniversary 2019

Ken Hall and Ron Surtees will be our guest speakers on 17th July, 2019.  Their talk will be about the 100th Anniversary of Tamworth High School which is being celebrated this year. Our July general meeting will commence at 7.30pm, then enjoy the talk by our guest speakers, followed by the delicious supper, with the [...]

By | July 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Tamworth High School 100th Anniversary 2019

When Motoring was a Pleasure

Our guest speaker at the June general meeting will be Simon Kelleher.  He will be talking about 'When Motoring was a Pleasure - History of Cars in Australia. Come along and share your story about the first car in your family. The meeting commences at 7.30pm, with general business, then Simon Kelleher's talk, followed by [...]

By | June 19th, 2019|Comments Off on When Motoring was a Pleasure

Stories from Brisbane Street Heritage Walk

The ever popular Heritage Walk led by Tamworth Historical Society Life Member Rod Hobbs, will this year travel down Brisbane Street. There is a lot of history and stories in this street, with at least three well known buildings/organisations/schools celebrating their centenary this year. The walk starts outside Calrossy Anglican School (140 Brisbane St) at [...]

By | April 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Stories from Brisbane Street Heritage Walk

John Oxley Re-enactment Walk

This walk is one of the events marking 200 years since the explorer John Oxley travelled over Kamilaroi lands and crossed what is now known as the Peel River, near the present day city of Tamworth. To mark the bicentenary of this event, a re-enactment walk will start at the Tangaratta Vineyard, Old Winton Road, [...]

By | September 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on John Oxley Re-enactment Walk