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 [...]
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 [...]
Keith Stevenson talks about the history of Tamworth City Bowling Club which is celebrating its Centenary this year. Keith will talk after the monthly general meeting which begins at 7.30pm. All welcome, members and guests enjoy a delicious supper after the talk.
Rosalind Jones is the historian at Calrossy Anglican School, Tamworth, which is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year, and will be the speaker at our monthly meeting on March 20, 2019. Come along and hear how the school began, the origin of the 'Calrossy' name, the history of its Brisbane Street building, and up to [...]
From the Jim Hobden recordings library - come along to the February meeting, and listen to Jim talk about the early history of Tamworth's parks and gardens. We will also hear about Tamworth's brewers of the past. Meeting commences at 7.30 pm, followed by the talk and a delicious supper, concluding around 9 pm. All [...]
John Carr's talk will take us back to those times when cars were just evolving, and bicycles were a significant form of transport. Join us for the monthly meeting at 7.30pm. Stay for John's talk and a delicious supper. All welcome.
Do you have an interesting object of cultural or historical interest to show at our next meeting? Come along and tell us the story that goes with it. Members and guests are most welcome to bring along a mysterious or significant item, a family heirloom, a part of your collection or something you have been [...]