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Rylstone doctor’s story inspires book: ‘Kitchener’s One Hundred’ tells story of WWI medicos

Rylstone doctor Jack Farrar was one of 100 Australian doctors who answered the plea from British War Secretary Lord Kitchener for help to bolster the war effort in 1915. More than 100 years after he enlisted Jack’s story has inspired a 560 page account of the lives of his colleagues who would become known as … Continue reading »

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Vandals attempt to pull headstone away with car at Rylstone Cemetery

A headstone has been damaged beyond repair after trespassers attempted to drag it from Rylstone Cemetery with a car. Mudgee police said the senseless act of vandalism occurred some time between Wednesday, February 17 and Friday, February 19 at the cemetery on Narango Road. “These offender/s have wrapped a chain around the headstone and using … Continue reading »

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Ruth Beatrice FAIRFAX (1878–1948), a founder of the CWA

Ruth Beatrice FAIRFAX (1878-1948), a founder of the Country Women’s Association, was born on 8 October 1878, at Lue, near Rylstone, New South Wales, second surviving daughter of native-born parents Vincent James DOWLING, and his wife Frances Emily, daughter of T. C. BREILLAT. She was mainly educated by governesses at Lue and briefly attended the … Continue reading »

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Rylstone rail not just a one-hit-wonder?

Saturday’s special train to the Rylstone Show and the opening of the line to Rylstone may be considered a one off event for the moment. Both the Lithgow State Mine Railway and the Kandos Museum, though, will be working with the relevant government departments to ensure it won’t be just a one hit wonder. Both … Continue reading »

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Riders revel in Rylstone Rambler rail journey

Visitors travelling from the Blue Mountains to the Rylstone Kandos Show on the weekend had extra motivation to make the trip, with the opportunity to take the Rylstone Rambler on the rail line from Lithgow to Rylstone. The train trip was organised as a fundraiser by the committee of the Kandos Museum. Travellers enjoyed the … Continue reading »

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First train for Rylstone since 1982

For the first time since 1982 a train will pull into the Rylstone Railway Station on Saturday, February 27 in time for the local show. Kandos Museum, together with their event partners Lithgow State Mine Railways (LSMR) are bringing the train back to Rylstone. Over the past six months, LSMR and the museum have been … Continue reading »

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Dame Constance Elizabeth D’Arcy (1879–1950)

Dame Constance Elizabeth D’Arcy (1879-1950), obstetrician and gynaecologist, was born on 1 June 1879 at Rylstone, New South Wales, fifth daughter of Murty D’Arcy, sergeant of police, and his wife Bridget, née Synnott. She passed the senior public examination in 1894 from Rylstone Public School and, after attending Riviera College, Woollahra, in 1898 she matriculated … Continue reading »

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2016 Calendar of Events

RDHS Calendar for 2016

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Rylstone Rambler – Show Special (by Kandos Museum Inc)

Major news – a branchline many thought was long left to ruin in NSW is reopening – well least a short section that was once closed – to allow privately run passenger train operations to again return. In late February 2016 a heritage railmotor will operate along a section for the first time in nearly … Continue reading »

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Families saddened by proposal to move Bylong graves

As a child, Leeanne Campbell never knew why the Bylong Valley was a favourite destination for her father’s Sunday drives with his family.   Leeanne Campbell and Kimberley Coward described plans to relocate graves as “morally wrong”. It was only when her aunt told her of proposals to relocate the bodies of her great-grandparents and … Continue reading »

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Stitches in Time a ‘must see’ exhibition

The exhibition, ‘Stitches in Time – Stories of the WWI Rylstone Autograph Quilt 1915′ was officially opened on Friday evening at the Rylstone Memorial Hall where a large gathering discovered just how fascinating the exhibition is. During the welcome, newly elected president of the Rylstone and District Historical Society Shirley Tunnicliff explained that 27 people … Continue reading »

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Amazing stories from WWI quilt revealed

A remarkable exhibition on display in the Rylstone Memorial Hall this week paints a picture of the people of the township during World War I. “Stitches in Time – Stories of the WWI Rylstone Autograph Quilt 1915” explores the stories of local people who paid to have their signatures embroidered onto a quilt in 1915 … Continue reading »

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Celebrating 100 Years of ANZAC

Re-enactment of the 1915 recruiting marches honouring the Tooraweenah ‘Kookaburras’ along the Castlereagh Highway in 2015. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for rural communities along the Castlereagh Highway from Tooraweenah, to Dunedoo, Mudgee, Portland and Bathurst to re-invigorate their volunteer spirit, celebrate their heritage and reconnect with descendants of local families. Overview – While the … Continue reading »

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Rylstone Autograph Quilt was auctioned 100 years ago

One hundred years ago tomorrow on July 30, 1915 Rylstone and every other rural centre was in a fever of preparation for a nationally declared ‘Australia Day’ to collect funds in support of the war effort and for the relief of the wounded in the Dardanelles. H. A. Phipps, who wrote his memories of the … Continue reading »

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Rylstone mural renovation an award finalist

April 18, 2014 The Rylstone & District  Historical Society’s conservation of the 19th Century mural at The Bridgeview Inn is a finalist in the 2014 National Trust Heritage Awards. The Rylstone & District Historical Society has commissioned International Conservation Services Pty to conserve the mural. The work is being undertaken in stages over three years. … Continue reading »

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Heritage Award for Rylstone and District Historical Society

May 21, 2014 Rylstone and District Historical Society has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to heritage conservation in NSW with a 2014 Heritage Volunteer Award. At a recent ceremony at the Justice and Police Museum in Sydney, president of the local historical society Helen Marsonet was presented with a framed certificate in recognition of … Continue reading »

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World War I quilt to return to Rylstone [a misnomer?]

This article, with a slightly misleading title, was recently published in the Mudgee Guardian. The original Rylstone Autograph Quilt will not feature in our upcoming exhibition; however, it has been photographed fairly extensively. The quilt remains in the collection of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra although is not displayed in public galleries. World War … Continue reading »

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Museums share ‘passion for preserving’

By SAM PAINE Jan. 28, 2014 Volunteers from the Rylstone District Historical Society have been visiting museums around the region, picking up ideas to revitalise the society’s Cottage Museum. The cottage museum is positioned at the rear of the Bridge View Inn grounds, a property which belongs to the Historical Society and also includes an … Continue reading »

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Soldiers and local families linked to Rylstone Autograph Quilt

In September during History Week, Rylstone and District Historical Society will present an exhibition at the Rylstone Memorial Hall celebrating the stories of soldiers and local families linked to the Rylstone Autograph Quilt. The Rylstone WWI Autograph Quilt was the result of efforts by Mrs James Dawson, supported by Mrs Fletcher, wife of the Rylstone … Continue reading »

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Autograph Quilt comes to light at War Memorial

Rylstone and District Historical Society (RDHS) members are researching information on a fascinating quilt that has come to light at the War Memorial Memorial museum in Canberra. The quilt contains around 1000 embroidered names, many of them from the Rylstone district. The quilt is at the Australian War Memorial because it contains the names of … Continue reading »

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