Date: Thursday, 28 August 2003 9:34 PM
In return ......
I am wondering if you can publicize the following if you have a news/journal
for the Family History Group. I have contacted a number of FHS groups to
include it in their newsletters as so many Hill Endians ended up somewhere
Cheers & many thanks
I am aware that many of our ancestors originally arrived and chased the lure
of gold in "them there hills". They stayed a short time in the goldfields
and then moved on to settle in other parts of the state, hence my cross
posting to a number of mailing lists.
This email is to advise all out there that a long awaited Hill End and
Tambaroora District Pioneer Register (listing settlers and families in the
district up to 1920) is in the process of being compiled.
For many years the descendants of the early families have met in the
Botanical Gardens in Sydney for an annual reunion. At the 2003 Gathering it
was suggested that we should try and record for posterity, the family
details of the early settlers and gold mining families who once lived in the
Hill End and Tambaroora District. They were special people who managed to
live and work under terrible conditions at times, far from large towns,
shops or any medical help in those early days. Later, as the goldrush
expanded, more people arrived, businessmen soon opened up shops and hotels
and the village grew into the town we see in the old Holtermann photographs.
Please contact me at for a copy of the
registration form which I will return to you as a Word attachment. You may
then fill it out and return it electronically to either of the addresses on
the form or you may wish to print it out and return it via snail mail to the
addresses which are also on the form. Closing date is 30th November 2003.
Even if you have very little information about your ancestors, at least they
will be recorded and their details made available for those that come after
you. If you have more than two ancestors to record (and many of the families
intermarried) please fill out a separate form for each family. Feel free to
spread the word about the Register and pass on our contact details to other
There is no charge to register your ancestors in this publication. We will,
however,let you know when the book has been published as you or your family
may wish to buy a copy. Don't forget to include your contact details.
on behalf of the Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering.