Our Annual General Meeting will be held on 20 November 2019. It will be followed by our Christmas Party. Members and guests are very welcome to enjoy a delicious supper.
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 [...]
Two special tours of Calala Cottage will be held On Friday 26 April . The first at 9.30am and the second is at 11am. See behind the scenes into parts of the museum not usually open to the public such as the library and archives and take a peek at some of the antique clothing [...]
This is an event targeted to school children, suitable for 4-10 years of age. Led by Tamworth Historical Society's Mike Cashman, children will enjoy talks and activities about early Tamworth history. There will be a treasure hunt, lolly scramble, a quiz with prizes, and a free morning tea. There will be an option of going [...]
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.