Bathurst's History and Heritage

Bathurst is New South Wales' oldest inland settlement. The Local History collection contains resources relating to the rich history, geography and environment of the region.

William StreetAside from books, there are journals, newspapers dating back to the 1840s, topographic and parish maps, plans and unique photographs.

Gregory Photographic Collection - a collection of contact prints made from glass-plate negatives, which are in the custody of the Bathurst District Historical Society.These images date from the 1890s to the 1920s and originate from the studio of Albert Gregory.

Main Street Study Photographs - William and George Streets, Bathurst: the collection is an invaluable photographic record of the buildings of major historical significance in the Bathurst CBD, including those which have been demolished. There are approximately 1000 images, sourced mainly from the Bathurst District Historical Society.

 

 

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Coal to Gold - TheFrom coal to gold websiteis the result of a project which brought together a team from Lithgow and Bathurst Libraries aiming to enhance their local history collections.

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  • Local History

    The Local History collection contains resources relating to the rich history, geography and environment of the region.

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    Access research databases for History, Literary and Scholarly purposes. A great resource for students or general interest.

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