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

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

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

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