What's On

What's On

The Gathering


The Gathering Group undertake a small number of regular activities throughout the year. Because our membership is spread throughout Australia, and we do not have permanent premises, there are not many opportunities for us to get together.  However, when we do gather we all have something in common…Hill End & Tambaroora ancestors, so no one is a stranger.

Click on this link to take you to the page with all the details: The Gathering has traditionally been held on the first Saturday in March each year. In 2018 it will be on Saturday 3 March. Hope to see you there.

Our volunteers meet 4 – 5 times a year in Sydney to discuss our ongoing projects. If you are interested in joining this enthusiastic band then contact us. We have plenty of projects and are always looking for willing workers.


Special events


Easter Market, Saturday 31 March 2018



Our next market will be run on the Easter Saturday, 31 March, 2018 between 9.30am and 4pm. We welcome new and returning stall holders. Bookings are essential as space is limited so if you are interested in having a stall please contact us for more details. You can read more about our Easter Market and Sausage Sizzle here.


The End Festival, Friday 20 April 2018 – Sunday 22 April 2018



Dates and times:
Friday 20 April 2018: 6pm to 10pm
Saturday 21 April 2018: 11am to 10pm
Sunday 22 April 2018: 10am to 4pm

Come up to ‘The End’ where it all begins!

Back by popular demand, The End festival of arts, culture and heritage held in Hill End village is a celebration of the historic region and its eclectic history.

This unique festival offers live bluegrass, folk and country music, the best of the region’s wine, craft beer and food, as well as art installations and exhibitions. There will also be ticketed music and cabaret shows in The Royal Hall, and village heritage and ghost tours and family history information.

Encounter the Makers Market, where crafts people and food producers will display and sell their original works. Visitors can book into a series of workshops ranging from beer brewing to leather belt-making by these traditional makers.


Future Fun


Taste the Past Food Fair – Hill End Lodge



When: Saturday 20 October 2018

“First of all, catch your kangaroo” ….

Head to Grandma’s recipe book, dig out the old faithful family specialty that her grandmother shared with her. We are planning a gastronomic extravaganza….well at least a fun picnic day… Whilst this event is still in the planning stage we hope your will join us in Hill End on Saturday 20 October.

We are combining forces with Hill End Lodge to hold a family day in their grounds. We wish to honour the cooking and kitchen skills of the female ancestors, including their multicultural backgrounds.

How did they manage to nutritionally feed their families, under such trying circumstances, with ingredients that were almost impossible to find, and were so unfamiliar to their palate?

Hone your bush skills, there will be a camp oven bake off involved too! More details will come to light as planning progresses.