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.
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Opening hours (see above for temporary closure)
1st Saturday of the month (except on long weekends)
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.)
Guidelines for use of our centre:
of Records at LDFH&S INC Resource Centre
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.
following items may be taken into the Resource Centre:
of paper, loose paper, A4 and other bound notebooks
and spectacle case
computer without the bag. It must operate on battery power or on mains
power in designated area due to OH&S requirements.
camera. Use is allowed subject to Copyright or Deed of Gift not
Please note the
USB sticks / thumb drives or other portable drives are not to be
used in LDFHS computers.
CDs or DVDs can only be used in Society computers
Digital scanning of records is not
Phone number (during library hours)
+61 (02) 6353 1089
Please send all postal inquiries to:
PO Box 516
(Please include a large SAE)
To download a research inquiry form click here.
(remove ‘nospam’ to email us). Please also use
this email address to contact the webmaster.
Graveside Flower Service
We provide a graveside flower service.
for further details.
download a membership form click here.
download a credit card authority form click here
Australia & NSW 2011 Tidy Towns Award winner
War Heroes Project
The LDFHS has a project underway to
record the histories of men and women who enlisted and served in WWI
initially and will eventually include those who served in WWII. For
further information click here.
launch of the War Hero Project was very fittingly held on
Remembrance Day at Club Lithgow and was an outstanding success with
around 140 people attending. Federal Member for Calare Mr John Cobb
spoke on the importance of remembering our diggers and congratulated
the society for their iniatitive in taking on the project, before
officially launching it. Lithgow Mayor Maree
Statham also spoke on the importance of such a project and wished the
society all the best for the publishing of the book in 2014. War
Project Convenor Helen Taylor outlined the criteria for the project
saying that a certain number of the records will be on permanent
display on the library's shelves but the full content will be
available on computer. Helen then announced the title of the book
which will be launched on Remembrance Day 2014 to be "A Long
March From Lithgow".
very large display of memorabilia including firearms, a trench telescope,
kit bags, medals, photos, flags and much more kept guests entertained
prior to the proceedings.
Elkusch from Springwood RSL Sub Branch then spoke on the Japanese Sub
Attack on Sydney Harbour and had the audience totally captivated. It was
indeed a presentation not to be missed. This was then followed by a quite
emotional DVD slide show covering the Boer War, WW1 & WW2 and featured
many who were present along with their fathers, uncles and grandfathers.
The slide show also featured music by country music singer Darren Coggan
from his War Stories CD and complemented the slides beautifully.
reminded that if you have a war veteran, man or woman, who served
their country either overseas or on the home front we would love to
hear from you. The content for the book will be restricted to local
areas and you can contact the society for more information concerning
the areas to be included, at the Society's Library on the Cnr. Tank
& Donald St. Lithgow Phone 02 63 531 089 on Tuesday Nights from
6.00pm - 9.00 pm or Friday's from 10.00am - 4.00pm and the 1st
Saturday each month from 10.00am - 4.00pm. The cut-off date for
receiving information for the book will be 30 June 2013.