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Lawrence Hargrave 2015 Centenary Calendar


Don't miss out on the Lawrence Hargrave 2015 Centenary Calendar. For sale from the Lawrence Hargrave Centre for $15 + $5 postage. Email to order.

Popular Booklets Reprinted

Due to continuing demand, we have re-printed some of our popular booklets as listed below.











Metropolitan Colliery Celebrates 125 years. 1888 – 2013. Price $12 + PP










First World War Recruits Linked To Helensburgh & District (2508 Postcode)

Unknown WWI soldierOur latest research project has been on listing all men associated with the Helensburgh & District area (Postcode 2508) who enlisted with the Australian Imperial Forces for service in the First World War.

History Of Royal National Park

Judith Carrick's 'History of Royal National Park' is now available. This is the first published comprehensive history of the Park. Cost is $35 plus $3 postage. To order email jcarrick@ihug.com.au

Open Day At The Old Mine Surgery


The story of Pte William Barrie is just one of the WWI stories which will be highlighted in our next Open Day on 12 April 2014. For more information, read more:

Tom Anderson Q & A, Helensburgh Mushroom Co Pty Ltd

Growing mushrooms inside the old Helensburgh Railway Tunnel

Thank you to www.helensburgh.com.au for the following: An interview with Tom Anderson, former resident of Helensburgh and son to Mr Bill [William Franklin] Anderson and Jean Anderson [nee Griffiths] founders of the Helensburgh Mushroom Co Pty Ltd.

Bill Anderson operated a mushroom in one of the old railway tunnels in Helensburgh, New South Wales, from circa 1948 until 1970. http://www.helensburgh.com.au/history/tom-anderson-helensburgh-mushroom/

Garrawarra (waterfall) Cemetery

Garrawarra (Waterfall) Cemetery

Update on Garrawarra Cemetery.

Wollongong Council has provided a very poignant short video on the cemetery. You can find it on Wollongong Council's web page about Garrawarra Cemetery. http://haveyoursaywollongong.com.au/projects/waterfall-general-garrawarra-cemetery. There is also a great opportunity for interested persons to provide input into the future of the Cemetery via records@wollongong.nsw.gov.au before 15 November 2013 and quote the reference number ESP-100.06.010 in your submission.