Tamworth High School Centenary 1919-2019

Tamworth High School celebrated its centenary in 2019.  Ex THS teacher Ken Hall will speak on the history of the school at our monthly meeting on Wednesday 21 October, 2020. Join us at Calala Cottage Museum at 7.30pm.  We will enjoy a delicious supper after the talk.  All welcome.  Members of the public are especially [...]

By | October 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Tamworth High School Centenary 1919-2019

Meet TRC’s Collections Officer for Museums – Naomi Blakey

Naomi Blakey began her new job as Council Collections Officer for Museums in March this year.  This is the first opportunity Naomi has had to meet everyone due to Covid 19 restrictions being in place since the day she started.  Naomi will describe her background, what her role entails and what her plans are for [...]

By | September 16th, 2020|Comments Off on Meet TRC’s Collections Officer for Museums – Naomi Blakey

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