Local historical groups

Local History Groups in the Penrith City & Surrounding Districts

Family History on the Internet – Internet Resources compiled by Lorraine Stacker
Local Family History Links – Web sites of families who once lived in the Penrith City area.
Local History Publications: For sale at Penrith City Library.
Penrith City Library. Local Studies Collection: Information on the Local Studies Collection.

Nepean District Historical Archaeology Group

Address: Station Street, Penrith (opposite Penrith Westfield Plaza)
Contact: nepeanarchaeology@gmail.com
Facebook – nepeanarchaeology
Blog – nepeanarchaeology.blogspot.com
Telephone : 02 4751 1868
Meeting Times: First Saturday of each month at 9 am.
Workshops/Fieldtrips: Saturday mornings, 9am – 12pm.
Objectives: To research, survey and record any sites in the Penrith City boundary. To organise field trips, displays, lectures and oral history recordings. No previous experience necessary.

Nepean District Historical Society

Address: Cnr Great Western Highway and Gardenia Avenue, Emu Plains NSW 2750
Postal Address: PO Box 441, Penrith NSW 2751
Contact: Craig Werner President
Telephone: Museum: 02 47354394; President: 02 47225776.
Meeting Times: Fourth Saturday of every month at 1.30 pm.
Opening Hours: The Arms of Australia Inn Museum
Wednesday: 10am – 2pm, Thursday: 10am – 2pm, Sunday: 1pm – 5pm (and by arrangement with President).
Objectives: To foster interest in the history of the Nepean district. To provide a permanent collection of materials in a variety of formats, relating to the Nepean area, and to preserve these resources and make them accessible for historical research.

Nepean Family History Society

Address: Old School Residence, Great Western Highway Emu Plains NSW 2750
Postal Address: PO Box 81 Emu Plains NSW 2750
Contact: Sue Breeze, Secretary
Telephone: (02) 47353798
Meeting Times: 1st Saturday of each month (except January) at 1.30 pm at Old School Hall, Old School Residence, Great Western Highway, Emu Plains, NSW, Australia. Guest Speakers. Visitors welcome.
Opening Hours: Monday: 5pm – 8pm / Tuesday to Thursday: 10.00am – 2.00 pm / Thursday Night: 7pm – 9pm / Saturday: 2pm – 5pm
Objectives: To help members research family history by providing a resource centre, informative guest speakers, pooling members’ family history information and research experiences and liaising with societies with similar interests.

St Marys and District Historical Society

Address: “Chambers Building” , 2-6 Mamre Road, St Marys, NSW, 2760. PO Box 640 St Marys NSW 1790
Contact: Lyn Forde, President
Telephone: (02) 88408771
Meeting Times: Fourth Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at the “Chambers Buildng” , 2-6 Mamre Road, St Marys, NSW, 2760.
Objectives: To encourage the study of history. To promote and preserve the compilation of facts and records relating to the St. Marys district.

Blacktown and District Historical Society

Address: PO Box 500 Blacktown NSW 2148
Contact: Anna Learmonth, Vice President
Telephone: (02) 9625 6520
Meeting Times: First Monday of each month except January (no meeting) and October (second Monday) in the Meeting Room, Blacktown West Public School at 7.30pm (use Lancaster Street gate).
Objectives: To preserve the heritage of Blacktown and its surrounds and to document history in books and periodicals.

Blacktown City Library Local Studies

Address: cnr Flushcombe Road & Alpha Street, Blacktown NSW 2148
Contact: Leonie Gendle
Telephone: (02) 9839 6622
Hours of Opening: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 7.45pm; Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm; Sunday 12.00am-4.00pm.
Objectives: The collection and organisation of historical and topical material on Blacktown and surrounding districts and resources for genealogical studies.

Mt Druitt Historical Society
Address: P. O. Box 3055, Mt Druitt Village, NSW, 2770.
Contact: Hazel Magann; secretary@mountdruitthistory.org.au
Telephone: (02) 9628 1598
Objectives: To encourage the study of history of the Mt Druitt district, Rooty Hill and Plumpton.

Blue Mountains City Library – Local Studies Collection
Address: Macquarie Road Springwood NSW 2777
Contact: John Merriman, Local Studies Librarian
Telephone: (02) 47510744
Hours of Opening: Monday -Wednesday 10am – 5.30pm
Objectives: To locate, acquire, conserve and make available for public use a whole range of local studies resources relevant to the Blue Mountains region.

Hawkesbury City Council Library. Local Studies Collection

Address: Deerubbin Centre at 300 George Street, Windsor
Contact: Michelle Nichols, Local Studies Librarian
Telephone: (02) 45604466 (02) 45604460
Hours of Opening: Weekdays 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-1pm and Sunday 2pm-5pm. Public Holidays – Closed
Objectives: To collect, arrange for use, and preserve materials, both historical and current, in tile Hawkesbury area

Hawkesbury Family History Group

Address: Deerubbin Centre at 300 George Street, Windsor
Contact: Michelle Nichols, Local Studies Librarian
Telephone: (02) 45604466 (02) 45604460
Meeting Times: Every second Wednesday of each month (except January) at 10am.
Objectives: To meet the needs of family and local historians researching in the Hawkesbury district. To assist in the transcription of headstones, indexing of births, deaths and marriages and raise funds to purchase resources for the Local Studies Collection.

Hawkesbury Historical Society Inc.

Address: PO Box 86 Windsor NSW 2756
Contact: Dr R P Stubbs, President
Telephone: (02) 45774377
Meeting Times: Fourth Thursday of every second month (Feb, Apr, Jun,
Aug, Oct) at Tebbutt Room, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre at 300 George Street, Windsor.
Objectives: To promote and encourage the study of the history of the Hawkesbury and to collect and preserve matter relating to the history of the area.

State Records New South Wales

Address: Western Sydney Search Room, O’Connell Street Kingswood NSW 2747
Contact: Search Room
Telephone: (02) 9673 1788
Hours of Opening: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm / Saturday 10am – 4pm.
Objectives: To identify, preserve and make available as State records all non-active State government records which are of permanent value.