There is a goldmine of information available to the Hill End and Tambaroora researcher on this site.

These resources are the result of the work by a small band of devoted volunteers. Material has been sourced from places such as the State Library of New South Wales, State Records, National Archives of Australia, books, periodicals and websites.

We are grateful to other keen collectors of HillEndiana who have allowed us to access and share their personal collections of photographs, records and family histories. This material is what makes our website unique; it is available nowhere else. Our aim is to collect this material and present it in one location to make investigating the district easier and more rewarding for the researcher.

If you have, or know of, material that you think may be of interest to others and wish to share it then please contact us.

For a selection of general reference material relating specifically to Hill End research check out our Researching your Hill End Ancestors Handout.

We have made material available under the following headings:

"How to" guides

These documents and lists will help you if you are just starting out in search of your Hill End and Tambaroora ancestors. More information regularly becomes available so return to this section periodically to see what is NEW.


Hill End has a thriving community of artists. In this section you can read more about their work and history.

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With no TV or internet (or even electricity until the 1960s!) the people of the district learned to make their own entertainment. Music and storytelling played an important part and these skills were handed down from one generation to another.

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The surrounding and unique atmosphere inspired many poets and writers. Read more about Hill End & Tambaroora inspired literature in this section.

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The Hill End and Tambaroora surroundings are a great setting for film makers. Read more about it in this section (Coming soon)

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In the early years the worthy citizens of Sydney, and indeed the world, relied upon regular reports in the day’s press to inform them of activities in the goldfields. In this section you can find information about our collection of old newspapers.

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Our publications

Through the years the Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group has published a large collection of books and articles. You can order some of these from our Bookshop.

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The following maps show local and historical places of interest and give many locations which are difficult to find on current day maps.

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Here you will find a large selection of transcribed documents that relate specifically to the Hill End & Tambaroora district, many of which are not available in public collections. These all include lists of names and localities. Work your way through the lists to see if your ancestor was recorded.

Please note: when searching these records, you may need to use your browser’s “search” facility to look for particular names. It is also suggested that you browse the entire listing as you may recognize variations in spellings of these names.

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September 2021 Newsletter

Our latest September newsletter is ready for reading. Check out Issue 29 for all the details from our recent Gathering, announcement of upcoming events and lots more. Previous issues of our newsletters are also available here. Click here to read them.

Check out the latest Hill End Gathering Group news.

Golden Diggers

"Golden Diggers - Hill End & Tambaroora's contribution to the First World War" by Helen Wood & Lorraine Purcell. Buy your copy now, click here for details.