Publications

The Cowra Family History Group Inc., in an ongoing project, aims to list as many burials as possible, both marked and unmarked, within a 50km radius of Cowra.

Because the flow of internal migration within the local area was generally from the east (Sydney and the Blue Mountains) or from the south (from the Goulburn and Boorowa areas), there are very strong family ties to Cowra from these directions. The same family names are repeated in nearly all of the cemeteries surveyed, in many cases over several generations.

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All books published by Cowra Family History Group Inc. are copyright. Apart from any fair dealing permitted under the Copyright Act (1968) and its amendments, no part may be reproduced by any process without the permission of the author.

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Cowra Family History Group Inc.
PO Box 495
Cowra
NSW 2794

 

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Through the Lens

From the 30,000 photos of the Pardey Collection, we have chosen a very small selection for this publication, pictures representing activities, events and buildings. We hoped these would trigger memories and discussions about Cowra and perhaps the wider community. The focus of the book lies in the second half of the 20th Century, concentrating on areas that have disappeared or undergone massive changes in recent years.

Publication date - 7 Mar 2016

Availability: In Stock; 74 pages

Price: $26 includes p&h

  
Through the Lens

 

Tragedies in the Cowra District

The stories in this book remind us of the progress in society that has been achieved in the last century. So many of these tragedies would not have happened if modern methods of communication, medical expertise, fire-fighting and flood mitigation had been available.

The stories recounted in this book have been collected from the pages of newspapers, mainly (but not always) local ones, and range from 1852 to 1949.

Publication date - 27 Aug 2010

Availability: In Stock

Price: $30 +p&h

Weighs 550gm   

They shaped a Town called Cowra

This project is a celebration of the lives of 88 people, most of whom are buried at Cowra or surrounding villages, and of their contribution to this town.

Much of the information in this publication has been sourced from our research files. This is further supported by interviews with relatives of the subjects and some photographs from Pardey Collection No.2, of which Cowra Family History Group is the custodian.

This project has been made possible by a Heritage Grant from the Royal Australian Historical Society.

Publication date - 3 May 2009

Reprinted - July 2009

Availability: In Stock

Price: $35 +p&h

Weighs 545gm   

They shaped a Town called Cowra volume 2

This follow-up volume covers another 61 people, and their contributions to Cowra.

Much of the information in this publication has been researched using newspapers and our own research files. This is further supported by interviews with relatives of the subjects and some photographs from Pardey Collection No.2, of which Cowra Family History Group is the custodian.

Publication date - 6 Dec 2015

Availability: In Stock

Price: $35 +p&h

Weighs 540gm   

Cowra Military Training Camp

Armed Forces Personnel Index to Photographs taken by Pardey's Studio Cowra 1940-1946 (stationed at Cowra Military & POW Camps WW2). Revised and enlarged 2008, reprinted 2017

Availability: In Stock

Price: $25 +p&h

Weighs 690gm

Cowra Monumental Inscriptions Vol 1

Earliest settlers in the district were around 1831 and by 1866 there were about 200 persons in Cowra. By 1888 Cowra was gazetted as a municipality.

Cowra Monumental Inscriptions Book 1 records the earlier headstones of Cowra Cemetery.

ISBN 0 7316 1818 1
ISBN 0 7316 4221 X (set)
Published 1988
123 pages

Availability: In Stock

Price: $30 +p&h

Weighs 370gm

Cowra Monumental Inscriptions Vol 2

The older headstones in Cowra Cemetery were recorded in Cowra Monumental Inscriptions Book 1.

Cowra Monumental Inscriptions Book 2 contains the more recent headstones, also the Lawn Cemetery and Cowra War Cemetery.

ISBN 07316 1818 1
ISBN 0 7316 4221 X (set)
Published 1992
113 pages

Availability: In Stock

Price: $30 +p&h

Weighs 355gm

Cowra Unmarked Burials to 1940 (Cemetery Transcriptions Vol 3)

Cowra Cemetery contains a very large number of unmarked burials, particularly in the older sections of the cemetery. Cowra Unmarked Burials to 1940 attempts to list as many as possible of those unmarked graves.

A few burials do have a headstone, but the information on the memorial differs from that obtained from the Register of Death, or lacks some information, such as age or date of death. A small group of unmarked burials within the town environs has also been included.

ISBN 0 646 23088 3
ISBN 0 7316 4221 X (set)
220 pages

Availability: In Stock

Price: $35 +p&h

Weighs 630gm

Cowra Cemetery Volume 5

These books (volumes 5, 6, 7) were created by one of our members as an update to our older Cowra cemetery books. Each book contains a map of the cemetery showing the location of each section. Volume 5 contains the Old Catholic section, New Catholic section, and Catholic Children's section.

ISBN 978-0-9775732-8-8
Published 2010
146 pages

Availability: In Stock

Price: $5 +p&h

Weighs 1200gm

Cowra Cemetery Volume 6

These books (volumes 5, 6, 7) were created by one of our members as an update to our older Cowra cemetery books. Each book contains a map of the cemetery showing the location of each section. Volume 6 contains the Church of England sections.

ISBN 978-0-9775732-9-5
Published 2010
162 pages

Availability: In Stock

Price: $5 +p&h

Weighs 1200gm

Cowra Cemetery Volume 7

These books (volumes 5, 6, 7) were created by one of our members as an update to our older Cowra cemetery books. Each book contains a map of the cemetery showing the location of each section. Volume 7 contains the Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, Non-denominational Christian, Salvation Army, Seventh Day Adventist, Indonesian Freedom Fighters, and General sections.

ISBN 978-0-9870913-0-7
Published 2010
138 pages

Availability: In Stock

Price: $5 +p&h

Weighs 1200gm

Boorowa District 1939-1999

Selected Birth, Death, Marriage, Celebration and Legal Entries from miscellaneous issues of Burrowa/Boorowa News, S.E. Magazine, Southern Weekly Magazine. This is by no means a comprehensive coverage of any of the papers, many years having no entries.

ISBN 978-0-9775732-5-7
Published 2009
about 300 pages

Availability: In Stock

Price: $10 until sold out +p&h

Weighs 1200gm

Cowra Shire Miscellaneous Births Registered at Carcoar 1845-1879

This publication was compiled from information sourced from Carcoar Court House, Births, Deaths and Marriage Pioneer Series CD, and the websites of Central Tablelands Water and Powerhouse Museum.

Some births are believed to be not officially listed.

Published 2005
56 pages

Availability: In Stock - CD only

Price: $15 inc. p&h


Carcoar Burials

We cannot claim that all burials for Carcoar have been listed, as deaths occurring outside the area need not necessarily have been registered in any of the Registers consulted, although the burials may have taken place in Carcoar.

Because there is no indication in the records consulted for many of the burials as to the particular portion of the cemeteries or the plot numbers of graves, Carcoar Burials contains a very large number of unmarked burials with no indication of precise locations.

ISBN 0 64624818 9
Published 1995
149 pages

Availability: In Stock - CD only

Price: $25 inc. p&h


Canowindra, Morongla Woodstock District Death Records 1880-1945

Miscellaneous death records showing details of parents, spouses, places of birth, death, marriages relating specifically to Cowra District.

ISBN 09775732 2 2
Published 2008

Availability: In Stock

Price: $35 +p&h

Weighs 495gm

Frogmore/Hovell's Creek Burials

The area covered by Frogmore and Hovell’s Creek Burials is a long strip of land running 50km south from Cowra to the Boorowa River north of the township of Boorowa, bordered on the west by the Lachlan Valley Way (Boorowa Road) and on the east by the Lachlan River to its junction with Hovell's Creek and thence to the Frogmore-Boorowa Road.

The larger number of burials within the area have taken place at Frogmore General Cemetery and the Roman Catholic Cemeteries at Frogmore and Hovell's Creek, but there are also a small number of family cemeteries and isolated, mostly unmarked, burials.

ISBN 064625196 1
Published 1995
172 pages

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Boorowa Cemetery

Boorowa is located about half way between Cowra and Yass. A number of small and isolated graves were listed under various other publications.

The Boorowa Cemetery was dedicated in 1864, with some burials being listed as early as the 1850s. This book lists only those burials registered as occurring at Boorowa Cemetery.

ISBN 0 9586600 0 X
Published 1996
192 pages

Availability: In Stock - CD only

Price: $20 inc p&h

 

Lyndhurst Cemetery

Lyndhurst is located approximately halfway between Cowra and Blayney and was once considered as a possible location for a Federal Capital.

No date has been found for the dedication of the Lyndhurst Cemetery, but the first burial is listed as 1871. Lyndhurst Cemetery includes a number of nonagenarians, octogenarians and centenarians.

ISBN 0 9586600 1 8
Published 1996
94 pages

Availability: In Stock

Price: $25 +p&h

Weighs 315gm

Index to the Lachlan Leader

The Lachlan Leader was published from 1937 until 1943. This made it an easier newspaper to index in its entirety, which is what this book has accomplished. It contains an alphabetical index to the entire run of the Lachlan Leader, including all surnames and many other entries to places and organisations.

ISBN 978 0 9775732 3 3
Published 2008
56 pages

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Price: $15 +p&h

Weighs 250gm

Neville & District Cemeteries

Neville and District Cemeteries covers an area loosely defined as Neville and district, and covers a number of small settlements: Neville (also known as Number 1 Swamp, Mount Macquarie and others, Barry (formerly Five Islands), Hobby’s Yards, Shaw and the Coombing Creek area.

It includes those burials taking place in local church yards as well as dedicated public cemeteries, and a few isolated burials within the area.

ISBN 0 9586600 8 5
Published 1997
84 pages

Availability: In Stock

Price: $25 +p&h

Weighs 215gm

Rugby, Rye Park & Reid’s Flat Burials

Included in Rugby, Rye Park & Reid’s Flat Burials are the cemeteries of: Reids Flat General; Reid’s Flat Miscellaneous; Rye Park General; Rye Park Methodist; Rye Park Private; Rugby General; Rugby Private; Drybrough Private; Grassy Creek; Numby Private; Pudman Creek; Reid’s Cemetery Fish River, Riverview Private; Wallah Wallah; Gunning Flat; Foggs Crossing Fisher River; Jessmondeen Private; Narrawa Fish River.

ISBN 0 958660034
Published 2001
154 pages

Availability: under revision

Price: $25 +p&h


Woodstock Cemetery

Woodstock is one of a number of small villages surrounding the town of Cowra.

Woodstock Cemetery includes information on the early settlement of the area, a number of obituaries from local newspapers and an Honour Roll, as well as burials.

ISBN 0 9586600 6 9
Revised Edition Published 2004
126 pages

Availability: Out of Stock

Price: $25 +p&h


Roll Call at Morongla Cemetery

An appeal to the people of Morongla and surrounding areas for additional information for a publication on their local cemetery was overwhelmingly successful.

A simple book of cemetery transcriptions became a 300 page testament to this close-knit community and is available in The Lives and Times of Morongla.

After dedicating nearly two years to that tribute we found ourselves back at our original task recording Morongla Cemetery, previously known as Morongla Creek Cemetery and/or Wattamondara Cemetery. Searchable PDF file.

ISBN 0 9586600 5 0

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Price: $30 inc p&h


Lives and Times of Morongla

Morongla is a small village approximately 15 kms south-east of Cowra.

Dating back to the earliest European settlers, this book transforms us to another time when life was much simpler and survival was the only challenge.

For the strong and steadfast best able to meet the challenges of ignorance of a new and foreign land, the pestilence of flood and drought, the isolation and the hardship, the opportunities for wealth and prosperity were endless.

The courage, perseverance and initiative demonstrated by these early pioneers has been passed on to their descendants, many of whom still reside in the area and are making a valuable contribution to our town and district.

Consists of newspaper clippings, personal papers and anecdotes supplied by family members.

ISBN  0 9586600 4 2

Availability:In Stock

Price: $50.00 plus p&h Weighs 800gm


Cowra Lawn Cemetery Columbarium Memorial Trees

Cowra Lawn Cemetery is neatly arranged with memorial trees bordering the sections of the lawn graves. Many people are now electing to be buried in the lawn cemetery, or to having their ashes placed in the Columbarium, or under memorial trees – hence the publication title, Cowra Lawn Cemetery Columbarium Memorial Trees.

ISBN 0 9586600 9 3
Published 2006
151 pages

Availability: In Stock

Price: $30 +p&h

Weighs 425gm

Cowra Eagles on the Rock - Cyril Treasure

An anecdotal history of the development of the Cowra District by Cyril Treasure.

Includes Cyril's work on tracing street names, and the people for whom they were named.

ISBN 978-0-9775732-4-0

Availability: In Stock

Price: $40 +p&h

Weighs 1000gm

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