Links to other websites and blogs

The following selection of links to other sites  may be of some assistance in your research.

Specific Hill End & Tambaroora Links

Hill End Family History

Hill End & Tambaroora Progress Association

National Parks & Wildlife Service – Hill End Historic Site

Hill End Public School

History Hill

Hill End & Tambaroora General Cemetery records

Hill End & Tambaroora Catholic Cemetery records

Tambaroora or “the Tambaroura”  – website dedicated to Tambaroora and its story


Local blogs

Tambaroora Times

Hill End Arts Council

Random Family History Genealogy – Matt Hall

Hill End Press


Specific Goldfields Resources

NSW Goldfields Resources 

Life on the Goldfields:  Getting There

Life on the Goldfields:  Living There

Life on the Goldfields:  bushrangers – the lure of gold

Children on the Goldfields


Regional links

Bathurst Family History Group

Orange Family History Group

Mudgee District History – includes Gulgong, Rylstone, Kandos, Cassilis, Ulan, Lue, Hargraves, Grattai, Windeyer, Wollar, the Turon, Bylong, Capertee, Hill End, Ilford and Sofala.

Mudgee Historical Society 

Bathurst City Library

Mid-Western Regional Council Library (Mudgee)

Central West Libraries  Orange and surrounding area


State Library of NSW resources

Ask a Librarian Service will also provide advice and guidance to family history researchers:

Family history research guides


General links for family history


Genealogy Search Australia

National Archives of Australia

National Library of Australia – Indexes & databases

Cyndi’s list of genealogical websites 

CoraWeb – web sites for Australian Genealogists


Deaths & Cemeteries

Australian Cemeteries Index

Australian Cemetery Records

Australian and New Zealand Cemeteries

Obituaries Australia

Ryerson Index to Contemporary Australian Death Notices

Australian Wills


War records

Australian War Memorial

World War II Nominal Roll

Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Digger History – Australian & N.Z. Armed Services

War Memorials in Australia


Societies and mailing lists


Society of Australian Genealogists

Genes Reunited



Maps & place names

Geographical Names Board of NSW

Australian Government Geoscience Australia – place name search

Map and Plan Collection Online Website

New South Wales Land & Property Information – Historical Records online

New South Wales Land & Property Information – Parish Maps

Historical Atlas of Sydney – Digital images of old maps

History of Places in Australia Index


Mining information

New South Wales Dept of Industry Resources & Energy Digs Database (DIGS® (Digital Imaging Geological System) is a vast document archive which is available to the public online, making available non-confidential reports and other important documentary material held by the Resources & Energy Division.)

Further information on this database – worth reading

Hill End Gold Deposits

Hargraves Goldfield

Geological Survey of New South Wales

Australian Mining History Association

Victorian Mining Accident Index

The Bendigo Goldfields Petition of 1853 – search for your ancestors among the 5000 signatures

Teapot Genies Research Resources


Professions or specific activities

Australian Medical Pioneers Index

Women of Vision – Index and history of nuns and sister of the Catholic Church in Australia 1838 – 1918.

Australian Bushrangers

Australian Convict Link Page

Convicts to Australia


Subscription sites

Internet History Resources/Sample NSW documents


Find my past

Biographical Database of Australia


Family History Periodicals

Australian Family Tree Connections

Inside History

Traces Magazine


Shipping & immigration

Australia’s Virtual Immigration Wall of Honour

State Records Index to Immigration & Shipping records

Passenger Lists


Multicultural links sourcing

Chinese Heritage of Australian Federation (CHAF)

Irish Wattle Information on Irish Convicts transported to Australia

Jewish Genealogy in Australia

German Immigrants


New South Wales research

New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages

New South Wales State Records

New South Wales State Records online indexes

Newtown (NSW) Sands Directories – includes old maps and history of streets

New South Wales State Library

Sydney Benevolent Asylum – Index to Admissions and Discharges for the period 1857-1900

Sydney City Archives