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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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Athol Goodwin KIRKLAND and the Rylstone Autograph Quilt

Recently the final resting place of Corporal Athol Goodwin KIRKLAND, killed in WW1, was identified in Crucifix Corner Cemetery, near Villers-Bretonneux in the Somme. There is a signature on the Rylstone Autograph Quilt, namely ‘A. Kirkland’, which could be Athol Goodwin KIRKLAND although there were other A. KIRKLANDs in the area at the time. The … Continue reading »

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Hut may be demolished after vandals’ rampage

Vandals in Rylstone have destroyed months of hard work by a local family to restore a 19th Century shepherd’s hut for public use. Rod Leffley from Rylstone said he and his family had been restoring Birds Hut, a building that is next to Wollemi National Park, and had been in his family for five generations. … Continue reading »

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Rylstone Historical Society farewells Bob and Sally O’Neill – Mudgee Guardian

Rylstone Historical Society farewells Bob and Sally O’Neill, news article – Mudgee Guardian (11 June 2014) Rylstone and District Historical Society members held a dinner at the Globe Hotel Shed Bistro on Tuesday, June 3 to farewell Bob O’Neill and his wife Sally who have recently sold their property Long Gully near Rylstone and are … Continue reading »

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Rylstone district rallies behind historical society – Mudgee Guardian

Rylstone district rallies behind historical society, news article – Mudgee Guardian (14 September 2014) The Rylstone District Historical Society has a new lease of life following a special meeting at the society’s iconic Bridge View Inn on Saturday afternoon. In a show of great support the community rallied behind the group with over 60 people … Continue reading »

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Local & Family History

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month in the BVI Dining Room 10am – 3pm

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Working Bee – 25th October 2014

There will be a working bee on Saturday 25th October, 2014, from 9am to 3pm. Jobs will include cleaning the BVI verandah railing; oiling timber screens, cellar doors and possibly the top verandah floor; weeding gardens, tidying the wood pile and compost; cleaning gutters, downpipes and pits and inspecting and cleaning Cottage water tanks. Even … Continue reading »

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Rylstone StreetFeast

We will be having a stall at StreetFeast on 1st November, 2014. The stall is a great opportunity to promote the Society as well as supporting our local community. Volunteers are required to man the stall so if you can spare a couple of hours, please contact Eric on 6379 0990.

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