Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group
Hill End & Tambaroora, in the latter part of the 1800s, were thriving gold mining towns in the Central West of New South Wales, located about half way between Bathurst and Mudgee. Like many mining towns they experienced the ups and downs associated with this industry. Today there are only remnants of this once prosperous activity left. The members of the Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group include all those who have a close connection to this region through their pioneer and mining ancestors, as well as those who have been captivated by the place ever since. The goal of this website is to provide information on the life, the families and events of a bygone era and to connect our world-wide community of descendants who have an affiliation to the district.
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- Annual Gathering: the next Gathering is planned for Saturday, 2 March 2024 at Rhodes Park in Concord
- New Publications and Hill End 150 Collectables now available in our online shop, including the 2024 Hill End Calendar
- Family History Centre: a new Family Centre has opened in Hill End
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The Hill End and Tambaroora Gathering Group is a group of like-minded people who share an interest in the descendants of families of Hill End and Tambaroora in central western NSW. Early in the 1930s a group of women and children started to meet regularly in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. These were the families of ex residents of the Hill End and Tambaroora goldfields. Since leaving the goldfields they had been missing the closeness and companionship of village life and these meetings went some way towards restoring the support networks that had formerly existed. Read more…
Hill End & Tambaroora were important gold mining towns in the Central West of New South Wales, closely associated with the Turon and Macquarie Rivers. In its heyday in the 1870s the district had a population of over 7000 people. Prior to the Australian goldrush, which commenced in May 1851, the Hill End district had been a sheep and cattle run, leased by William Cummings of Peel. Only weeks after the rush to Ophir, hardy prospectors battled their way up the precipitous Oakey Creek onto flat and open country and were finding good gold where Hill End is today. A village had been born. Read more…