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Yester Grange is believed to have been designed by James Barnet Jnr., the son of the New South Wales Colonial Architect, James Barnet, who designed the GPO in Martin Place, the facade of Customs House at Circular Quay, The Australian Museum and many other fine buildings we enjoy today including most of the Post Offices, Court Houses and Police Stations in the large country towns of NSW. (built 1898-1891)


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I had to pin this - I could find nothing Australian in the history section - I am fixing the situation! Volunteer fire fighters spray the blazing ruins of homes in Wentworth Falls during the fires (by National Archives of Australia - 1957)


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Aboriginal site - axe sharpening on Kings Tableland at Wentworth Falls. This is a very valuable part of the story of our town.


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Whispering Pines Blue Mountains luxury accommodation - History

Blue Mountains Bushfires 1957, Wentworth Falls. No longer a church this building still stands in my town. Looks a bit different these days!


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Whispering Pines Wentworth Falls. Whispering Pines Chalet was built for the Reverend Stephen Childe and family of North Sydney in 1898 as a country summer house. It was home to his son Vere Gordon Childe, one of the world´s most famous and eminent prehistorians. It is now a guest house.



Jack Robinson's 1920s boyhood in Wentworth Falls

Gold anybody? This was the first club house and like much of Wentworth Falls it burnt down too - this one disappeared in 1947.


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No study is complete without a map - I looked at this one and knew immediately who had drawn it without reading to the bottom of the page. She always followed the map rules - actually she probably made most of them up!


Blue Mountains Family History

Here's an old photo of Coorah (for many years it was known by the Grammar School community as Pitt House) which had been built in 1889.


Blue Mountains Family History Society Inc