CAMDEN HISTORY



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CELEBRATING REPATRIATION OF THE MURRUNDAH AXE-HEADS
Camden Historical Society welcomed about 70 people to an historic event celebrating the repatriation of two metal axe-heads which came from the grave of Aboriginal leader Murrandah (c.1788-1849).

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CAMDEN PARK HOUSE AND GARDEN OPEN WEEKEND 17th - 18th September 2022
Camden Park was designed by colonial architect John Verge for wool pioneers and agricultural entrepreneurs John and Elizabeth Macarthur. Since its completion in 1835, Camden Park has been recognised for its fine architecture, its connection to the Macarthur family and to the many and varied contributions made by this family to the development of agriculture in Australia.


CAMDEN HISTORY

The Camden Historical Society's aim for this web site is to promote the local history and heritage of Camden, and its district. The Society manages the Camden Museum which is conducted entirely by volunteers, but receives substantial and continuing assistance from Camden Council. The Council has created an exciting cultural and heritage centre located in the heart of Camden's historic precinct.

Camden Museum
and Family History Research Room
The Camden Library Complex hosts Camden Historical Society in the Museum, and Camden Area Family History Society in the Society Research Room next door to the Museum. The two Societies have separate identities but are in Partnership. They are closely affiliated because of their location and mutual working relationship with each other. They also have a working Partnership with Camden Council Library Services.

The history of the Camden district is as old as Australia itself and our unique heritage unfolds in the exhibited stories and displays as you wander through the large collection of Aboriginal and 20th century material which has been donated by the people of the town and district.

Camden Council Library complex is the ideal place to visit for people interested in CAMDEN'S HISTORY.

Camden Historical Society acknowledges photographs by Brett Atkins used on Camden History web site.

Pictorial History Camden & District


A book of high quality photographs from the history of Camden and District is now available at the Camden Museum, Wollondilly Heritage Centre, and local newsagents. The book showcases the photograph collections of the Camden Historical Society and the Camden Council Library Service. High quality scanning has enabled the photos to be seen very clearly and in many cases in a larger format than seen previously.

The publication is the combined effort of Dr. Ian Willis, Vice-President of the Historical Society, who has written the text and of Catherine Warne, an experienced Sydney publisher. Members of the Historical Society and staff from the Library have found the best quality copies of photos available to tell the history of Camden and its district. Many of the photos in the book are being published for the first time.

The book is available from the Camden Museum for $25, or on line from the publisher:
Kingsclear Books