Author Archives: lorrainestacker

About lorrainestacker

Library Research Services Supervisor, Penrith City Library

2017 History Calendar is out now!

On sale for just $10 at Penrith Library Penrith Library’s 2017 history calendar acknowledges the many local school anniversaries that will be celebrated in 2017. In particular, Penrith Public School in High Street, which opened 100 years ago on its … Continue reading

Posted in Penrith, People, World War 1

Spring Frost Corner, Emu Heights

On Monday 24 October 2016 the Mayor of Penrith, Councillor John Thain officially unveiled Spring Frost Corner on Wedmore Road, Emu Heights. At the instigation of the Innes family, Emu Green Reserve was recognised as the place where Elioth Gruner … Continue reading

Posted in Emu Plains, People, Uncategorized

‘Cowpastures and beyond’ State Family History Conference

The State Family History Conference this years will be held at the Camden Civic Centre on 9-11 September 2016. On Friday the conference area is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to come along between 10 and 4, converse … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

National Family History Month – August 2016

National Family History Month is on in August. It is an initiative of AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations). Family history and genealogy is one of the most popular past-times around the world. There are over 250,000 Australians who are … Continue reading

Posted in Events

Max Dupain – and those photos

Well, the State Library of NSW have splashed Penrith all over the place with photographs of Penrith in the 1940s by Max Dupain. These photographs can be viewed in the booklet Penrith, the town and its surrounding district, held in … Continue reading

Posted in Penrith

Re-discovering the treasures of Penrith City Library

23 – 29 May 2016 As part of the National Trust Heritage Festival 2016, Research Services has organised a BIG week in the Research Room at Penrith City Library. These events are designed to promote the local and family history … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

2016 History Conference

This year our theme was: Sex, crime and politics – Castlereagh connections, which stirred and intrigued the minds of us all. Date: 12 March 2016 Venue: Bonynge Concert Hall, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High Street Penrith OUR SPEAKERS We … Continue reading

Posted in History Conference

2016 History Calendar

  The calendar is now on sale in Penrith City Library, 601 High Street Penrith. Cost is $10. This year our 2016 calendar acknowledges the daily working life of people of the Penrith and St Marys districts. The daily supply … Continue reading

Posted in People, Uncategorized

Nepean Family History Society Open House Saturday 7 November

Nepean FHS is hosting an Open House on 7 November Continue reading

Posted in Events, Nepean Family History Society | Tagged

Archaeology Open Day

Nepean District Historical Archaeology Group are holding an Open Day on Sunday 8 November 2015 10 am to 4 pm in their workshop and museum in Station Street Penrith (opposite Westfield Penrith Plaza)

Posted in Events, Penrith