Celebrating the centenary of the Craboon to Coolah Branch Line opening in 1920, this latest offering from Roy Cameron, OAM, is the result of many years of research.
“People had lobbied strenuously for the railway. It was a momentous advancement for our district to enable people to travel to Sydney or wherever they wanted to go. Closer Settlement schemes and Soldier Settlement schemes could only be successful if the produce could be moved quickly and cost effectively to markets.”
All are welcome to the launch on November 28, 2020, at the Driver Reviver, Binnia Street, Coolah at 10.30am.
Please RSVP for the launch, or to reserve your copy of the book by contacting Carol Richard on 6377 4555.
Official Launch Invite Coolah DDG DDD250 STD (B)-1
Do you have historical family connections with the Coolah district? Would you like to know more about your ancestors who lived around Coolah? Do you have a family story that mentions Coolah? Or photos of places near Coolah? If so, the Coolah Historical Society would love to hear from you!
The society was founded in 2009 by a small group of enthusiastic locals interested in our local heritage. Their mission then, as it is now, is to capture the family histories and stories accumulated over the years that have defined our heritage and has been expertly collated into several published volumes by former Shire Clerk and local Historian Roy Cameron OAM.
Several community projects have been undertaken by the Society and they include, the McCubbin Grave restoration within the Coolah Presbyterian Church grounds, the recovery of Stump 133, an important historical survey marker for the creation of the 1st returned soldier settlement in NSW and the refurbishment of old signage on the Coolah Bargain Barn building. Their current project is to assist with the Craboon Coolah railway centenary that will hopefully feature a celebration on the old Coolah Station site and the book launch of Roy Cameron’s latest book, “End of the line”.
The historical society are happy to take your family history enquiry and/or contribution to Coolah’s local history. Family Histories and stories of the townsfolk, the farmers, and the pioneer businesses are welcome.
To assist with enquiries, please fill out the form below that will connect with the Society’s secretary and researchers, who have some familiarity with the extensive but as yet uncatalogued local records collection recently entrusted to the Society’s keeping.
We know with the current travel restrictions it can be difficult to go everywhere you would like, so we are bringing our art to you instead! Sit back with a cuppa and see her beautiful work.
The current major exhibitor in the Pandora Gallery is Anjee du Terreau of Mudgee. Walking into the gallery you are immediately drawn to her stunningly colourful paintings. These are landscapes with a difference, some are have a subtle soft focus to them up close, yet standing back further the painting comes into its own and becomes far more detailed, its quite intriguing! She uses a variety of application techniques and all her works have a wonderful play of light and colour which is a testament to her talent. The subjects of the paintings are from far and near, some are from our district eg. Warrumbungle Rocks and Burrundulla Blue and some nearby eg. Vineyard Mudgee and Flirtation Hill.
All of these are available to purchase (until sold). If there is a piece you would like to know more about, someone from the gallery can email or phone you back, provide more information and if you would like to purchase to organise that for you (as well as freight to you). Enjoy!