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A Walking In My Footprints
A history of the Kelly family and associated families of Mudgee and district
Against the Skyline: A survivor account of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur
A gripping account of the sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur on May 14th, 1943, as told by the author’s Grand-uncle, Frederick Chidgey. The book also includes poetry written about the sinking.
Apple Tree Flat. A Gateway to Mudgee
A history of the Apple Tree Flat locality, south-east of Mudgee
Cobb & Co. Heritage Trail: Bathurst to Bourke
Diane de St. Hilaire Simmonds
A look at the legendary Cobb & Co. coaching firm, with a particular focus on its network between Bathurst and Bourke. A good introduction to Cobb & Co. and its interaction with the communities it served.
Muriel M. Marks
Yarns about the Cooyal district to the north-east of Mudgee
Far and Faint
A history of the 1870s gold rush to the Gulgong gold fields, beautifully illustrated with photographs from the Holtermann Collection.
Helen Wood and Lorraine Purcell
The Hill End and Tambaroora district’s contribution to the First World War. Includes photos and biographies of local diggers.
Golden Hill End
A history of the Hill End Goldfields told through the voices of local residents and key figures in local history.
Historic Houses of Mudgee
Histories of several of Mudgee’s most important homes, with detailed descriptions of each property. Beautifully photographed and illustrated.
Hobble Chains and Greenhide
A semi-autobiographical story of life in the West Kimberlies, WA.
A novel based on the life of Bernhardt Holtermann, famous local miner, photographer and politician.
Stories by a noted Mudgee raconteur
Major Controversies of the Australian Goldrush
Tales of key figures in the Australian Gold rush.
Memories of Mudgee: A Photographic Glimpse of Bygone Days
The Mudgee Historical Society Book Committee: Barry and Fay Wells, Lorraine Stewart, Lynne Robinson, Pauline Bassingthwaighte and Thelma Meers
A wonderful compendium of 205 pages worth of photographs of Mudgee from the Museum’s collection, with brief historical notes introducing each group of photos and placing them in context. A must for anyone with an interest in Mudgee’s history!
Mudgee: A Nest in the Hills
Mudgee Historical Society
A brief history of Mudgee, including key buildings, industries and personalities from our past. A great introduction to Mudgee for anyone new to the area.
News From Mudgee
History of Mudgee from 1821 to 1921. Based largely on contemporary newspaper articles, and told in chronological order.
One for the Road
A collection of verse inspired by Mudgee’s history and local characters.
The Sepia Soldier
Poetry paying tribute to Australia’s soldiers from WWI to Vietnam.
The Stockwhip and the Spur
Poetry by Central West resident Dud Mills inspired by his experience in the bush as a stockman.
The Town of Mudgee and the Hoddle Myth
Robert Hoddle surveyed the Mudgee district and later the town of Melbourne. The grid plan of Mudgee, incorrectly attributed to him, was a standard design used throughout the Australian colonies and was also used in laying out the design for the city of Melbourne
They Made Their Own Way
Doug Swords & Pauline Bassingthwaighte
Recollections of older Mudgee residents about their lives in the Mudgee district
They Paved the Way
This book tells the story of Ann Grant and John McKenzie who immigrated to Australia from the Scottish highlands in the 1830s.
Through My Eyes
A history of Grattai, the Hawkins family (and other significant local families), and the author’s personal experiences living in the area.
Time is a Traveller
A humorous and nostalgic look, in verse, at varied aspects of Mudgee’s history and its colourful characters by a Society member
Travelling Down The Cudgegong
Gulgong Writing Group
Histories of towns along the Cudgegong River, with a particular emphasis on Mudgee and Gulgong. Illustrated with over 200 historic photos.
Wind Wagon Booklet
Photos of the Colonial Inn Museum’s 1998 built replica of a 7th century Mongolian Wind Wagon, and explanations on the design and construction.
News & Events
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