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Launch of our new publication

                                                                                                                                     

Our latest book, A Long March from Lithgow, is to be launched on 9th November 2014 at 1.30pm at Club Lithgow (Lithgow Bowling Club) 2c Lithgow Street, Lithgow and all are invited.

Proceedings will commence at 2pm with a recitation of the Ode of Remembrance and the playing of the Last Post.

Guests in attendance will be: Federal member for Calare - John Cobb; State member for Bathurst - Paul Toole, Denis Chamberlain - military historian, Martin Doherty & Leigh Birchett - singer songwriters, Jim Low - singer songwriter.

The launch will be followed by afternoon tea.

The book will be available for purchase and those who have ordered books will be able to collect them.

For catering purposes please RSVP by 3 November 2014 to ldfhs@lisp.com.au or Helen Taylor 02 6355 7231 or LDFHS 02 6353 1089 or PO Box 516 Lithgow 2790.

 

 

 

A Long March from Lithgow will contain short biographies of over 1300 men and women who were born, died or lived in Lithgow and the surrounding district and who served their country in The Great War 1914-1918. Photographs, extracts from service records or local newspaper reports, accompany the biographies where available. The price is $60 plus postage $13.40. Download an order form here.

 

Marching Feet CD.jpg (1307841 bytes)Marching Feet

The words of this song have been taken from a beautiful poem by Cecily McCarten. It was recorded at Brays Lane Studios, Wallerawang NSW by Martin Doherty and Leigh Birkett. Marching Feet has been created at the request of The Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc. to celebrate the launch of the book A Long March from Lithgow by Helen Taylor. It will be sung live by Martin and Leigh at the launch on 9th November at Club Lithgow at 2.00pm and the CD will be available for purchase then and at any time from our rooms.

 

Resource centre & meeting rooms

Our resource centre/library and meeting rooms are in the Ewen Smith Memorial Hall situated on the corner of Tank & Donald/Guy Sts in Lithgow NSW. 

Street view on Google maps:  http://g.co/maps/gwy8

 

Phone number (during library hours)

+61 (02) 6353 1089

 

Postal Inquiries

Please send all postal inquiries to:

The Secretary

LDFHS Inc

PO Box 516

Lithgow 2790

(Please include a large SAE)

 

Opening hours

Tuesday 6—9pm

Friday 10am—4pm

1st Saturday of the month (except on long weekends) 10am—4pm

 

Research Inquiry

To download a research inquiry form click here.

 

Email: ldfhs@nospam.lisp.com.au

(remove ‘nospam’ to email us). Please also use this email address to contact the webmaster.

Graveside Flower Service

We provide a graveside flower service. Click here for further details.

 

Membership 

To download a membership form click here. 

 

Membership fees

Fees for the year 1 March 2013 to end of February 2014 are: $5 joining fee (a one-off fee to cover admin costs), $45 membership fee (includes 3 journals posted to member's address, free admission to LDFHS library during opening hours including assistance with research enquiries, 2 hours free research by LDFHS research officer for members who live outside Lithgow City Council area.)

 

Credit Card Authority

To download a credit card authority form click here

 

Guidelines for use of our centre:

Security of Records at LDFH&S INC Resource Centre

It is a condition of entry that researchers are to use the lockers provided for the secure storage of personal articles, including handbags and other bags and larger folders.

The following items may be taken into the Resource Centre: 

  • Lead pencils 

  • Pad of paper, loose paper, A4 and other bound notebooks

  • Spectacles and spectacle case

  • Laptop computer without the bag. It must operate on battery power or on mains power in designated area due to OH&S requirements.

  • Digital camera. Use is allowed subject to Copyright or Deed of Gift not being breached. 

Please note the following:

  • Personal USB sticks / thumb drives or other portable drives are not to be used in LDFHS computers.

  • Society CDs or DVDs can only be used in Society computers

  • Digital scanning of records is not allowed

2014 Anzac Cemetery Walk

The Anzac Cemetery walk was held on 27th April 2014 for the third year and was a great success with 14 people turning up. Morning tea was enjoyed, a welcome and the playing of the National Anthem, The Ode & The Last Post and the Christmas 1915 song. We then visited the graves of fifteen returned servicemen and placed a poppy, rosemary and a card on each one. We had visitors Bernie and Margaret Hunt from Sydney enjoying something different to do on a Sunday.

It was decided this year to do a section at a time and the Anglican No.1 section was completed. Next year will probably be the Catholic No. 1 section.

The 15 return servicemen chosen for this year's walk were:

Robert William Wilkinson, Ernest Arnold, Walter Robert Bailley, Ronald George Caddis, Frank Coomb, Alfred Charles Hall, Arthur Leslie Hodder, Ernest Hunt, Henry William Kershaw, Thomas George Kippist, William Bede Oxenham Leighton, Royce Albert Lowe, Herbert Henry Mayers, Neville McNamara, Godfrey Shead. 

If anyone has a relative who was a returned serviceman or woman and would like to participate in next year's event we would love to hear from you.

There are photos of the 2014 walk on our Facebook page.


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