The Rise and Fall of the Britten Family – Guest Speaker Rod Hobbs

After our April monthly meeting, THS life member Rod Hobbs will present a talk about the Rise and Fall of the Britten Family of Tamworth. Meeting begins at 7.30pm with the talk commencing around 8pm, followed by a delicious supper, finishing up around 9pm. All welcome, members and their guests, members of the public.  This [...]

By | April 21st, 2021|Comments Off on The Rise and Fall of the Britten Family – Guest Speaker Rod Hobbs

Richard Hutt-March talk at Calala Cottage Museum-Ettie & Bill Grayston

Members and guests are welcome at the March monthly meeting on 17 March 2021, 7.30pm at Calala Cottage Museum. Richard Hutt will give a talk about Ettie & Bill Grayston after the general meeting. Everyone welcome. A delicious supper will be served.  Free.

By | March 17th, 2021|Comments Off on Richard Hutt-March talk at Calala Cottage Museum-Ettie & Bill Grayston

Tamworth Historical Society – Ian McFaul’s Photo Collection of Goonoo Goonoo Garden

Please join us for the monthly meeting 7.30pm, 17 February 2021, at Calala Cottage Museum. Melinda Gill will present a slide presentation of Ian McFaul's photo collection of Goonoo Goonoo's garden and architecture.  Mr McFaul was a former gardener of Goonoo Goonoo's 7 acres of garden. All members and their guests - members of the [...]

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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