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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
The City of Tamworth will mark the Bicentenary of explorer John Oxley, the first European to travel across Kamilaroi lands in 1818, close to where Tamworth is now situated on the banks of the Peel River. The festival will recognise the city's history and culture in Bicentennial Park, Sunday 2 September 2018. There will be [...]
Join our monthly meeting in June to hear guest speaker, Richard Ponsonby, speak about his experiences while traversing the Kokoda Track in New Guinea. The meeting starts at 7.30pm. All members and non-members are most welcome. Enjoy a delicious supper after the talk.
Guest Speaker Steve Cunneen will talk about New South Wales in 1818. This is a free event, all welcome, members and guests. Our meeting will start at 7.30pm.