Researching Hill End & Tambaroora – Books & Newsletters etc.
Researching Hill End & Tambaroora – Books & Newsletters etc.
Useful books & maps specifically relating to Hill End and Tambaroora and adjacent goldfields.
Many early books written on the goldfields were produced without comprehensive indexes. To assist your research volunteers in the Gathering Group have spent the last few years indexing a selection of these publications.
Those marked with an * includes numerous lists of names of families and individuals associated with the Hill End & Tambaroora area.
Some of the earlier works may now be out of print however copies may be available on the second-hand market or ask your local library to obtain a copy on Inter Library Loan. Others have links to our Publications Page where you can purchase copies.
Hill End Family History Newsletter. Hill End, N.S.W., Hill End Family History, Issue 1, Oct 2014 to date. (available online)
The Stamper Battery – Newsletter of the Hill End & Tambaroora Progress Association. Hill End, N.S.W. The Progress Association, 2004 – 2009.
Adams, Peter Ore What! A portrait of the people of Hill End. Lettuce Spray Productions, Katoomba, 2010.*
Brooks, Beatrice and Purcell, Lorraine. Golden Journeys – Visits to the Western Goldfields of New South Wales 1852 – 59. Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group, Carlton NSW 2012. Index available online
Burke, Keast, Gold and Silver: An Album of Hill End and Gulgong. Photographs from the Holtermann Collection, Heinemann, Melbourne, 1973. (available online)
Buscombe, Eve The Wattle Flat goldfields: a documentary survey of life at Wattle Flat past and present (1st ed). Eureka Research, Sydney, 1983. Now available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.4227/11/504586285BB8F
Cook, Kerrin & Garvey, Daniel, The Glint of Gold: a History and Tourist Guide of the Gold Fields of the Central West of New South Wales, Pymble NSW, Genlin Investments, 1999.
Drinkwater, Malcolm The German-Australian called Holtermann = Ein Deutsch-Australier namens Holtermann (1st ed). M. Drinkwater, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1985. Index available online
Drinkwater, Malcolm Hill End Gold (2nd ed). [Malcolm Drinkwater], Hill End, N.S.W, 2013.
Friend, Donald, A collection of Hillendiana: Comprising vast numbers of fact & a considerable amount of fiction concerning the goldfield of Hillend and environs, with the result of many years of intensive and arduous historical research, Ure Smith, Sydney 1956. Index available online
Gipps, F.B. and Campbell, W., Description of Wattle Flat gold field, western district, N.S. Wales / by F.B. Gipps & W. Campbell. Sydney, J. A. Engel, “Guttenberg” Printing Office, 1873. Available online
Goodwin, Bruce, Gold and People: Recollections of Hill End 1920s to 1960s, Bruce Goodwin, Frenchs Forest, NSW 1992. Available online as a pdf or eBook Index available online
Goodwin, Bruce, Lace and Gold Glebe, Bookhouse, 2000.
Hammond, Mark J., Remembered with Pride: The Recollections of an Australian Gold-digger, Brian Hodge (ed.), Cambaroora Star Publications and Ashfield Municipal Council, Penshurst, NSW 1988.
Harper, L. F. (Leslie Frank) and Geological Survey of New South Wales The Hill End Tambaroora gold-field. Government Printer, Sydney, 1918. Available online
Hodge, Brian, Valleys of Gold: The Goldfields Story, 1851-1861, Book 1, Cambaroora Star Publications, Penshurst, NSW, 1976*. Index available online
Hodge, Brian, Frontiers of Gold: The Goldfields Story, 1851-61, Book 2, Cambaroora Star Publications, Penshurst, NSW 1979*. Index available online
Hodge, Brian, Sunset of Gold: Sofala and Wattle Flat, 1860-1914, Cambaroora Star Publications, Hill End 1998.
Hodge, Brian, Major Controversies of the Australian Goldrush, Cambaroora Star Publications, Hill End 2003.
Hodge, Brian, Golden Hill End, Cambaroora Star Publications, Hill End, 2009.
Hodge, Harry and Hodge, Errol A guide to historic Hill End and its environs (Rev. ed. / by Errol Hodge). Hill End Publications, St. Ives, N.S.W, 1978. Index available online
Hodge, Harry (and Errol Hodge), The Hill End Story. Book 1: A history of the Hill End-Tambaroora Goldfield, 3rd edn, Hill End Publications, Toorak, Vic., 1986 * Index available online
Hodge, Harry (and Errol Hodge), The Hill End Story. Book 2: A History of the Hill-End Tambaroora Goldfield, 3rd edn, Hill End Publications, St Ives, NSW, 1980 * Index available online
Hodge, Harry, The Hill End Story. Book 3: memories and Vignettes, 3rd edn, Hill End Publications, Toorak, Vic., 1987 * Index available online
Howard, A. E. Born on the Hill End Goldfields, Sydney 1987. Index available online
Jinks, Brian, Bayliss, Charles, 1850-1897, Merlin, Beaufoy, ca. 1830-1873 and Holtermann Collection, Goldfields life: in the photographs of Beaufoy Merlin and Charles Bayliss (usually called the Holtermann Collection). B. Jinks, Gulgong, N.S.W, 2005.
John Dunmore Lang, An historical and statistical account of New South Wales including a visit to the gold regions, and a description of the mines: with an estimate of the probable results of the great discovery (3rd ed). London Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1852. (especially pages 324 – 443) Available online at http://openlibrary.org/books/OL23380232M
Mayne, Alan, Hill End: An Historic Australian Goldfields Landscape, Carlton, Melbourne University Press, 2003.
Moppett, Patsy History of the Lower Turon: Box Ridge & Quartz Ridge (Turondale). Self published – available P Moppett 380 Yetholme Drive, Yetholme 2795
Neary, Henry H Ghosts of the goldfields: pioneer diggers and settlers on the Turon : a book of reminiscences (Rev). [Mitchell College of Advanced Education], Bathurst, N.S.W, 1983. Index available online
Pearce, Joyce Gold Nuggets Galore at Sofala from 1851. Bathurst, N.S.W., reprinted 1982. Index available online
Purcell, Lorraine The Miners’ Friend, Ludwig Hugo (Louis) Beyers. Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group, Carlton NSW 2010.
Purcell, Lorraine and Maris, Bill & Betty. Hill End & Tambaroora Pioneer Register to 1920. Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group, Carlton NSW, 2006*
Purcell, Lorraine & Members of the Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering group Hill End Histories & Tambaroora Tales. Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group Carlton NSW 2009.
Rule, John The Cradle of a Nation: The truth about Ophir’s Gold discovery in 1851. Yagoona, N.S.W. 1979. Index available online
Rule, John Sofala days and Turonites : with gold-nugget locations and metal detecting map. J. Rule, Yagoona, N.S.W, 1980. Index available online
Samuel, Ray Sons of Freedom Gold Mining Company: Hill End: 1871 to 1874. [Beaumont Hills, New South Wales] [Ray Samuel], 2014. (Privately published)
Shead, Daphne and Lorraine Purcell Hill End Heroines & Tambaroora Treasures, Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group Carlton NSW 2010.*
Stone, Douglas M and Outdoor Press Gold & relic sites. Hargraves & Windeyer goldfield metal detecting map with notes. Outdoor Press, Euroa, Vic, 2012.
Stone, Douglas M and Outdoor Press Gold & relic sites. Hill End goldfield metal detecting map with notes. Outdoor Press, Euroa, Vic, 2012.
Stone, Douglas M and Outdoor Press Gold & relic sites. Sofala-Wattle Flat goldfield metal detecting map with notes. Outdoor Press, Euroa, Vic, 2012.
Walker, Geoffrey David Chalkdust on the Turon. G. Walker, Mallabula, N.S.W, 1998.
Wood, Helen, Purcell, Lorraine, (editor.) Golden diggers: Hill End & Tambaroora district’s contribution to the First World War. Carlton, NSW Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group, 2015.* Index available online
* includes numerous lists of names of families and individuals associated with the Hill End & Tambaroora area