Museum Store

To order any of the books we have, listed below, please complete our order form at the bottom of the page.

Apple Tree Flat. A Gateway to Mudgee by Bob Pauling

A history of the Apple Tree Flat locality, south-east of Mudgee

$10.00

Lawson Country by Kevin Pye

Poetry by Local author Kevin Pye

 $20

All Aboard by Kevin Pye

A collection of poems and tributes

$20.00

The Baker Family at Linburn by Joyce Purtell 

A brief history of the Baker family from before arrival in Australia to the present day

$25.00

Mudgee CWA Branch Celebrating 100 Years by Sonja Lunn

Mudgee CWA Branch celebrating 100 years from 1922 – 2022

$25

Rose to Wattle by Susan Jackson and Ann Rice 

Letters and history of the Rayner family

 $5

Some of My Best Friends Are Winemakers by Gilbert Wahlquist  

A colourful romp through the vineyards – The sort of history you wish they’d taught you at school – hilarious, enlightening and full of mischief.

$25

Sunset of Gold – Sofala and Wattle Flat, 1860-1914 by Brian Hodge  

Book 3 of “The Goldfields Story”, continues the stories of the adjoining gold towns of Sofala and Wattle Flat until all hope for future, profitable mining had faded.

$50

Ghosts Of Burrendong by Dale Edwards

A history told by a storyteller, turns this into an enlightening and amusing read. A collection of facts and fiction about Burrendong Dam and the area it covers.

$30.00

Hill End Hearsay by Malcolm Drinkwater

Full of historical facts, photos and memories of many of the local characters from the area.

$49.50

Exploring Hill End: Hawkins Hill by NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Information and photographs of Hill End. This booklet follows the pathway which once linked together the claims along Hawkin’s Hill’s main line of reefs.

$8.00

Against the Skyline: A survivor account of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur by Leanne Wicks

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.   

$30.00

Far and Faint by Peter Johnson

A history of the 1870s gold rush to the Gulgong gold fields, beautifully illustrated with photographs from the Holtermann Collection. 

$41

Golden Diggers by 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.

$35.00

Golden Hill End by Brian Hodge

A history of the Hill End Goldfields told through the voices of local residents and key figures in local history.

$24.00

Historic Houses of Mudgee by John Broadley

Histories of several of Mudgee’s most important homes, with detailed descriptions of each property.  Beautifully photographed and illustrated.

$30

Hobble Chains and Greenhide by Dud Mills

A semi-autobiographical story of life in the West Kimberlies, WA.

$6.00

Holtermann’s Nugget by Gunter Shaule

A novel based on the life of Bernhardt Holtermann, famous local miner, photographer and politician.

$10

Major Controversies of the Australian Goldrush by Brian Hodge

Tales of key figures in the Australian Gold rush.

$15

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!

$40.00

Mudgee: A Nest in the Hills by 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.

$10

One for the Road by Kevin Pye

A collection of verse inspired by Mudgee’s history and local characters.

$25

Telling Tales by Kevin Pye

More verse

$10.00

The Sepia Soldier by Kevin Pye

Poetry paying tribute to Australia’s soldiers from WWI to Vietnam.

$10.00

Strive with Honour by Christopher Grossett et al.

The story of the Hill End Public School from 1870 – 2020.  Written and compiled by Christopher Grosset, Karen Bates, Lorraine Purcell, Gaye Shanahan and Helen Wood

$40.00

The Stockwhip and the Spur by Dud Mills

Poetry by Central West resident Dud Mills inspired by his experience in the bush as a stockman.

$6.00

They Made Their Own Way by Doug Swords & Pauline Bassingthwaighte

Recollections of older Mudgee residents about their lives in the Mudgee district

$20.00

They Paved the Way by Keith Mackenzie

This book tells the story of Ann Grant and John McKenzie who immigrated to Australia from the Scottish highlands in the 1830s.

$5.00 

Time is a Traveller by Kevin Pye

A humorous and nostalgic look, in verse, at varied aspects of Mudgee’s history and its colourful characters by a Society member

$25.00

Travelling Down The Cudgegong by Gulgong Writing Group

Histories of towns along the Cudgegong River, with a particular emphasis on Mudgee and Gulgong.  Illustrated with over 200 historic photos.

$10

Through My Eyes by Barry Hawkins

A history of Grattai, the Hawkins family (and other significant local families), and the author’s personal experiences living in the area.

$20

Mudgee Methodism. Not lost but Gone Before. By Paul Chivers

A history of Mudgee Methodist Church

$10

The Miners Friend. Ludwig Hugo (Louis) Beyers 1840 – 1910. By Lorraine Purcell

A brief account of his life

$12

The Town of Mudgee and the Hoddle Myth. By C A Murphy

Who really did design the town grid?

$2

Who the Hell is Ralphy? By Ralph Cover

A book of true anecdotes and short stories reflecting Ralphs life as a country boy

$35

Yelping on the Farm. By Gwendolyn Baker

A collection of her poetry

$20

Sites of Wondrous Treasure. By NSW National Parks and Wildlife

The story of Hill End

$8

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