Photographing Hill End & Tambaroora
Hill End and Tambaroora have been photographed since the 1870s. We have included a variety of old and new media of interest to our Group and those researching the area, covering the visual history of the villages for more than 140 year.
The Holtermann Collection
The name ‘Holtermann’ is synonymous with photographs of Hill End, Tambaroora and the surrounding goldfields. We are very fortunate to have a significant photographic record of the people and the locality taken between 1872 and 1875. The full story of the collection and biographies of those associated with it can be found at the website dedicated to Keast Burke. His initial work with this collection has helped make it available to us today. Further information about this collection, which has been recognized on the UESCO Australian Memory of the World register can be found on the State Library of New South Wales website.
Photographing Hill End & Tambaroora today
Since 2008 our volunteer, Di Greenhaw, has been following in Merlin’s footsteps and has photographically recorded the activities of the Gathering Group in Sydney and in Hill End. She has also employed her artistic eye to capture the seasonal vistas and minute details of so many aspects of Hill End life and landscape. Most of the contemporary photographs in the following albums and throughout this website are a tribute to her creative skills.
If you have photos of the villages, especially those prior to 1960 that you would like to share, contact us for more details. We are happy to scan & return original photographs however please do not post them to us without contacting us first.
View our albums so far:
- Then & Now 1872 -2012
- Latest Gathering at Rhodes – 2021
- Past Gatherings and Activities – 2003-2020
- Hill End Public School 150th Celebrations
- Hill End 150 – 22 October 2022 (NEW)