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Blue Mountains Historical Society Meetings

Meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month from February to November from 10 am until 12 noon at our premises:
Hobby's Reach, 99-101 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls.

Morning tea is available from 10am and meetings commence at 10.30am.
Library and Research Centre are open, and publications are available for sale.

Visitors are very welcome to attend these meetings.
If visitors wish to attend regularly then we would ask you to become a member and then you are eligible to attend our monthly excursions to places of historic interest and borrow books from our extensive library of history books.

Upcoming events:-

Sunday 26 March 2017, Tarella Open Day

Saturday 1 April, Special General Meeting - "AMENDING THE BMHS CONSTITUTION"


then Member's Talks:-

"In the Image of the Blue Mountains" - Ted Szafraniec
"Australian Parnassus - The Cultural Enclave of Faulconbridge & Linden" - Peter Brownlee

Sunday 26 March 2017, Tarella Open Day

Can't get to the Jenolan Caves this weekend? Visit Tarella, the Blue Mountains Historical Society's historic cottage instead and enjoy our Journey to Wonderland exhibition in the Back Room Exhibition Space. Opening hours are from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm on Sunday 26 March 2017 at 99 Blaxland Rd, Wentworth Falls.

How did our predecessors reach the caves over a century ago? What did they do down there? We have the photos on exhibition so that you can find out all about life in the past in this wonderland of Jenolan Caves on our Blue Mountains doorstep. Admission to the exhibition is included as a free added extra to your entry fee to Tarella.

So, on Sunday 26th March, come along and discover Tarella's story, wander through the cottage and finish with a photographic tour of Jenolan Caves.

Our very popular garden stall will also be held during the Open Day, weather permitting.

Entry charges are $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Morning and afternoon teas are available for a small donation.

Next Meeting: Saturday 1 April

at The History Centre, 99 Blaxland Rd, Wentworth Falls

Morning tea and chat from 10am to 10.30am

before the Special General Meeting

followed by the Annual General Meeting

then Member's Talks

Our speakers will be Ted Szafraniec on
"In the Image of the Blue Mountains"


Peter Brownlee on
"Australian Parnassus - the Cultural Enclave of Faulconbridge and Linden"

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Groups are always welcome throughout the year by prior arrangement
Refreshments can be provided. Please contact the Society.

BMHS calendar January to June 2017

Sun Jan 29BMHS Tarella Open Day
Sat Feb 4February Meeting
"Blue Mountains Maps Through Time"

Brian Fox
Wed Feb 15Excursion: David Parsons Organ Concert
Sun Feb 26BMHS Tarella Open Day
"Travelling to Wonderland - Pre-Motor Era Coach Services to Jenolan Caves"

John Low OAM
Tue Mar 21Excursion: Redfern Police Academy & Centennial Park
Sun Mar 26BMHS Tarella Open Day
"In the Image of the Blue Mountains"
"Australian Parnassus - The Cultural Enclave of Faulconbridge & Linden"

Ted Szafraniec
Peter Brownlee
Thur Apr 20Excursion: Milthorpe & Orange
Sun Apr 30BMHS Tarella Open Day
Sat May 6May Meeting
On the Receiving End. A brief insight into 'The Friends of Katoomba Falls Creek Valley'

Steven Ridd
Thu May 18Excursion: TBA
Sun May 28BMHS Tarella Open Day
Sat Jun 3June Meeting
"Electrifying Katoomba - the people, poles and power stations that lit the Mountains"

George Wilkenfeld
Thu Jun 15Excursion: Eryldene (Gordon) & Carisbrook House (Lane Cove)
Sun Jun 25BMHS Tarella Open Day

Tarella in snow, 12/10/12

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