Wentworth Historical Society

The Wentworth Historic Society is a volunteer organisation that dedicates time and knowledge toward the preservation of local history and family genealogy. Donations and new members welcome.

Our Historic society is an amazing organisation that operates from our Wentworth branch on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s. Lead by society president Jenny McLeod, the historic group preserves local history. If you require any resources from our valuable collection, or would like to make a research request we ask for a research fee of $20.

If you are looking for information about local history please make a request to historical@wentworth.nsw.gov.au or phone (03) 5027 5060. Payment details will be provided on request.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Who/What are you looking for information on?
  • Please provide full names, and any other known names of places and/or people.
  • Be as precise as possible with dates. Especially dates of birth and death.
  • Have you already searched ALL online resources/databases? Can you provide links to any information already found?

Here is a list of online resources to get you started from home/in your library:
– Ancestry
– Trove
– NSW State Library
– NSW State Parliament

Please be as specific as possible in your research request. Vague requests will not be followed up.
i.e. “I am looking for information on Mary Smith born 21st March 1875, Wentworth, who spent time on Moorna Station” is a much stronger request than “Do you know of a woman called Mary born here sometime in the 1800s?”