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OUR COLLECTION OF BOOKS ABOUT THE MONARO
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100 YEARS IN TIMBER - By Bert Broadhead - 1965 – Copyright Printed & published by Abbey Publishing Co. 33 Macquarie Place, Sydney. I obtained my copy from a Broadhead descendant. In the Author's Note at the beginning of the book a John Hedge is acknowledged as an assistant compiler & publisher of the book. I will possibly be able to find out more about obtaining this book after my Reunion on 29/10/00 this year. James Broadhead was the founder of Broadhead's Sawmills at Kalkite & Numeralla (near Cooma). Other names are mentioned & I am happy to do lookups "Julie Fletcher" <jpacey@bigpond.com>

1848 GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY or Gazetteer of the Australian Colonies - William Henry Wells' Steve Painter <roseandsteve@bigpond.com>

'A BIG LOOKOUT' by Frank Allen M.B.E. which is about the Monaro District, mainly Bibbenluke District but also some on Bombala. Lyn Murphy, <kyokushin@eisa.net.au>

A WEE LASS AND HER LADDIE
- The story of Esther and James McGufficke
. Betty Raffaele 1993, 53 Victoria Street Cooma NSW 2630 pattrick@bigpond.com.au

A SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN NSW – The Southern Tablelands and Cooma Monaro, Edited and Published by A J Proust, 10/38 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603. pattrick@bigpond.com.au

AUSTRALIAN HIGH COUNTRY, by Klaus Hueneke, Tabletop Press 1994, ISBN 9590841 4 2. It is about 380 pages of oral history of people from around Jindabyne, Eucumbene and the Snowy Mountains. There are too many names to list here. Don't know if it's still possible to buy the book, but libraries should be able to get hold of it. Steve Painter <roseandsteve@bigpond.com>

"BACK TO COOMA" CELEBRATIONS, Felix F Mitchell, 1926, Printed by Sid Madden, Sydney, published by The Direct Publicity Company, under the auspices of the "Back to Cooma’ Executive Committee. A history of the first hundred years. 
Contact <catherineedwards@bigpond.com for look-ups

BURIAL RECORDS – MONARO, as at 22nd August 2000. Held by Pattrick Mould pattrick@bigpond.com.au I believe they are only available from the Cooma Shire Council, I don't remember how much I paid for them.

COOMA, 150 YEARS ON. Cooma-Monaro Historical Society ISNB0 646 368 73 7. An update of ‘Back to Cooma’ (Name Indexed) pattrick@bigpond.com.au

COOMA, A DECADE OF CHANGE, 1950 - 1960. Allison Howell, Cooma Monaro Historical Society
ISBN 0 9500903 4 4. Retail price 200 $17.60. 56pp. No index. This book contains a series of stories about the transformation of Cooma from a small rural town in the 1940's into a sophisticated, cosmopolitan centre.
pattrick@bigpond.com.au

COOMA COUNTRY*
, Lauri Neal, Cooma – Monaro Historical Society, ISBN 0 9500903 2 8. A graphic account of the lives and loves of those early rebels and later the hardy settlers who went out beyond the 19 counties to live in the rolling hill country of Monaro. pattrick@bigpond.com.au

*An index to this material is available from the Cooma-Monaro Historical Society

COOMA, Self-guided Heritage tour, produced by Cooma Main Streets Committee Inc and Tourism Snowy Mountains. 16pp. Cooma and Nimmitabel’s Historical Buildings and some local villages. pattrick@bigpond.com.au

DISCOVERING MONARO. A study of man’s impact on his environment. Hancock W K, Cambridge University Press 1972. Library of Congress 78178280. ISBN 0 521 08 4393. I am looking for a copy of this book?

EARLIEST MONARO AND THE BURRAGORANG This book, essentially about earliest Monaro, is the companion volume to "Kosciusko The Mountain in History". The exploration of the Monaro went hand in hand with its settlement, but those stockmen settlers left us only a few fragments of that story. Fortunately, from the writings of a few adventurous souls who roamed the Monaro in the eighteen thirties and forties, and from the earliest of the official records, a lot of the history can be drawn together. For Alan Andrews the Snowy Mountains and the Monaro are inseparable and he has been addicted to both for more than half a century. He approaches both the high country and the low country with great affection.
The other story told here is of the earliest exploration of the Burragorang Valley - another stretch of country Alan has known for the same length of time. Though settled only just before Monaro, it was explored some twenty years earlier. The story of its exploration is quite intriguing. The stockmen settlers moved past the Burragorang Valley to take their herds and flocks into Argyle ................... The "adventurous souls" who have provided the basis of this Monaro story are Dr John Lhotsky, John Jauncey, John Lambie, and Stewart Ryrie (Jnr) ..........Marg Glenn <
mglenn@batemansbay.com> Published by Tabletop Press 2 Lambell Close, Palmerston, ACT 2913 phone 02 6242 0995 fax 02 6242 0674

ENGELMAN FAMILY HISTORY FROM MARTINSTHAL, GERMANY to SYDNEY COVE, AUSTRALIA, 300 YEARS OF FAMILY HISTORY by Mrs Marie Atkinson & John Engelman I obtained my copy from Mrs Marie Atkinson at 18 Dianella Street, Caringbah, NSW, 2229. John Engelman's address is 6 Dunrossil Crescent, Bathurst, NSW, A lot of detailed information on the Engelman family & their descendants. A lot of them settled in Bega, Cooma, & surrounding areas. The book is not indexed but at 97 pages it is not too hard to find names. I know there is a copy of this at the Society of Australian Genealogists at 120 Kent Street, Sydney. "Julie Fletcher" <jpacey@bigpond.com>

FLORA FRASER AND ARCHIBALD REYNOLDS by Christine McGeggor pattrick@bigpond.com.au

ANNE FRASER AND JOHN WATKINS
by Christine McGeggor pattrick@bigpond.com.au

"FROM KILKEEL TO COOMA: THE STORY OF WILLIAM AND ESTHER STEWART OF MONARO" Written and published by the William and Esther Stewart Family History Group (Leigh Stewart, Marie Sands, Ann Tracey, Wendy Valentine, Pamela Valentine, Shirley Lucas and Michael Hawkins). ISBN 0-646-39796-6, printed by South East Printing, Cooma. approx 280 pages. This book discusses the origin of the Stewart name and a possible scenario that would have led our Stewart ancestors to leave Scotland for Ireland. It then outlines the life they would have led in Ireland and why they came to Australia. From there, it details their movements through NSW and into the Monaro region. Each branch of the family is then detailed up to the present day based on family stories, news articles, etc. Finally, a copy of the whole family tree is presented at the back of the book with as much detail as has been found up to the date of publication (ie birth, death, marriage dates, etc). For further information contact : Michael Hawkins <mikeh63@ozemail.com.au
>

HISTORIC KIANDRA, A Guide to the history of the district, D G Moye, The Cooma Monaro Historical Society 1959, ISBN 0 9500903 1 X. pattrick@bigpond.com.au

"IF I WAKE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT"
- (A social history and the reconstruction of an Australian High Country Hut) Names mentioned: Bolton Campbells Ned Hull Dick Eames Charlie Carter Napthalis Harveys Hedger Williamson and related people. If anyone would like a scan of information that may be of interest to them I would be happy to oblige. The book is by Pauline Downing ISBN 0 909 497 842 published 1998 and well worth purchasing if you have an interested in the area. "Lynette Mok" <ldn@xtra.co.nz>

"IN THOSE DAYS….." NUMERALLA-COUNTEGANY – PEAK VIEW AND SURROUNDING AREAS
Compiled by the numaralla and district Community History Group: Elaine Schofield, Val Shorrock, John Agnew, John Pattrick and Geoff Ferguson. Contains a good index and good photos. ISBN 0 646 28301 4, Printed in 1996 By South East Printing, Cooma 02 6452 2614. Held by Pattrick Mould at pattrick@bigpond.com.au

IT DOESN’T SNOW LIKE IT USED TO. Memories of Monaro and the Snowy Mountains, Laura Neal, ISBN 0 7240 8730 3. State Print. (Name Indexed) pattrick@bigpond.com.au

KOSCIUSKO THE MOUNTAIN IN HISTORY Published by Tabletop Press 2 Lambell Close, Palmerston, ACT 2913 phone 02 6242 0995 fax 02 6242 0674

KOSCIUSKO, WHERE THE ICE-TREES BURN, Klaus Hueneke ISNB 0 5950841 1 8. Tabletop Press. Klaus records some personal impressions and a selection of his best colour photographs. pattrick@bigpond.com.au

MEN OF THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS, Mona Ravenscroft, Rigby Ltd Adelaide, 1962, 252pp, not indexed, The story of a number of men and women, including Europeans of many nationalities, living and working on the scheme. pattrick@bigpond.com.au

MONARO, 1823 TO 1973. 120 odd photos of Monaro from 1865 – 1973. Monaro Publishing Co pattrick@bigpond.com.au

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS - MONARO, 1999, ISBN 1 876393 05 X The Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc. $20. Printed by On Demand Pty Ltd, Fyshwick ACT. A list of transcriptions of tombstones and other monuments in the Monaro District. (The counties of Beresford, Wallace and Wellesley). I think I purchased my copy from the Cooma Historical Society, C/- Cooma Library. pattrick@bigpond.com.au

MOULD FAMILY - FROM CORNWALL TO COOMA The story of GY Mould a Pioneer of Monaro, and a history of his his descendants. Compiled by Pattrick Mould. pattrick@bigpond.com.au

NIMITYBELLE 70 Years of Memories by J W Evans Available from Peter Evans in Cooma pattrick@bigpond.com.au

NIMMITABEL SCHOOL, 125 YEARS AT, 1869 – 1994, David King, Published by Nimmitabel Public School, Printed by Southeast Printing Pty. Ltd. Cooma. 20pp, Town and School History, pattrick@bigpond.com.au

NIMMITABEL HISTORY, 1823 – 1872, David King ?????

NIMITYBELLE….THEN, NIMMITABEL….. NOW
Written by Lydia Batten, printed by SMECPRINT 520291, Cover price $4.50. 19pp. Covers the history of the many different spellings of the town since the early 1830's
pattrick@bigpond.com.au

MORGAN AND A HISTORY OF THE POWER FAMILY
AUTHOR: William A Power 1993/1994 Revised 1996 ISBN NO - 0 646 18000 2 I obtained my copy from the author at 26 Wyarama St, Allambie Heights, NSW, 2100. His email address is: billp@wr.com.au
Some of the Powers in the book have branches in Cooma, Talbingo & surrounding areas. Some of my Johnson ancestors married into this Power family. I found this a fascinating book. The sections relating to the Cooma area were particularly interesting. I do not know if this book is available in Public Libraries or not as I imagine it would have been a relatively small print run. Julie Fletcher

MONARO 1823 TO 1973 A record in pictures. Published by the Monaro Publishing Company Co, Cooma pattrick@bigpond.com.au

MONARO COUNTRY - drawings of 41 buildings of significance by Bill Bresser with historical text from Trisha Dixon. Printed and publish by B J Publications, Canberra pattrick@bigpond.com.au

"PERKINS PAPERS" I had great success in looking up at the State Library Sydney "The Perkins Papers" which were compiled by the local parliamentarian for Monaro - there are 3 volumes depending on the years you need, Perkins typed all the information gleaned from local newspapers journals etc whilst he was in Parliament, on parliamentary paper. I found the coronial inquiry into my g.g.g. grandmother at Wolumla (she fell out of a spring cart) that my grandfather was a good runner and won the races for 100 and 200 yards at the Birthday celebrations , presumably Queen Victoria. Also my gguncle had the license for the Australian Arms Hotel, Cooma and that he was coroner in Cooma in 1869. It is time consuming to go through all the papers but if you know the years and or the occupation of your rellies it can be very worthwhile, and you can also have copies made of the relative information Good hunting "Judith" <kylejj@ihug.com.au>

Perkins Papers are on film and are available on inter-library loan. I believe there are hard copies at Sydney, Canberra, Tumut and Cooma Historical Society. This material is completely indexed. I have found it the best resource available for the Monaro. Pattrick@bigpond.com

"PIONEERS OF THE LACHLAN, MURRUMBIDGEE AND COUNTY KING PRE-1860" published by Young & District Family History Group. ISBN 0 9588068 0 2
From: "Jennifer Lambert Tracey" <
jtracey@heritagearchaeology.com.au
>
Description: containing historical information about the region and genealogical details of it's pioneer families compiled by the Young and District Family History Group Inc. as their Bicentennial project. Edition: 1st ed. Published: Young, N.S.W. : Young & District Family History Group, 1988. Description: 345 p., [3] p. of plates : maps, ports. ; 25 cm. ISBN: 0958806802 : Subject: Young Region (N.S.W.) --History. Young Region (N.S.W.) --Biography. Other authors: Young & District Family History Group. Notes: Includes index. Available from Young & District Family History Group, P.O. Box 586, Young, N.S.W. 2594. Maps on lining papers. Karl Bossard

PIONEERS OF THE SNOWY MONARO, PRIOR TO 1850. Compiled by The Snowy Monaro Family History Group Inc Special Projects committee. Biographies containing surname, given name, birth details, baptism details, religion, parents, arrival in Australia, ship, offence, residence, occupation, death details, burial details, spouse and issue and some additional biographical information. Well indexed. Published by The Snowy Monaro Family History Group Inc PO Box 153, Cooma, NSW, 2630. Printed in Australia by SMEC Print, Cooma, NSW, 2630 held by Pattrick Mould at Pattrick@bigpond.com

RECOLLECTIONS OF THE SNOWY RIVER STOCKMEN, Boyd Mould, Monaro Publishing Co, Recollections from a direct descendant of a pioneering family. Pattrick@bigpond.com

SQUATTING ON CROWN LANDS IN NEW SOUTH WALES 1847 - a list of squatters (and the name and size of their holdings) who applied to lease their land from the Crown in accordance with the provisions of the Sqatters' Act 1846/47. It was compiled by J F Campbell in 1931 Pattrick@bigpond.com

THE HISTORY OF THE DIOCESE OF GOULBURN – by Ransome T Wyatt of church House, Goulburn. Published in Sydney in 1937 by Edgar Bragg and Sons. This is a very significant history book and is well index. Covering the Parishes of Adaminaby, Adelong, Albury, Bardmedman, Bega, Berridale, Binalong, Binda, Bodalla, Bombala, Boorowa, Braidwood, Bungendore, Canberra, Cobargo, Cooma, Cootamundra, Crookwell, Goulburn, Gundagi, Gunning, Holbrook, Junee, Kameruka, Koorawatha,, Lake Bathurst, Marulan, Michelago, Mission District, Moruya, Murrumburrah, Pambula, Queenbeyan, Taralga, Tarcutta, Temora, Thuddungra, Tumbarumba, Tumut, Wagga Wagga, Yass, Young. Held by Pattrick Mould at Pattrick@bigpond.com

THE HISTORY OF THE PARISH, BERRIDALE, small booklet, which gives the history of the churches and their ministers. It also gives you a list of the parishioners that have made donations for various items need in the parish. For example the cost of stonework at the church of St. Mary the Virgin at Jejedzrick paid by Mr. Richard Brooks was 54pounds 17 shillings and 6d. 21st May 1849. This is a very old publication and doubt whether many libraries have it. Maybe some of the historical societies might have copies of it in the Eden Monero area. "Judith <kylejj@ihug.com.au>

THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER. A.B. (Banjo) Patterson, Illustrated by Robert Lovett, Lansdowne, ISBN 0 7018 1803 4.
Pattrick@bigpond.com

THE SHANLEY FAMILY HISTORY Book
I have this book on order at the moment from Gemma Collins of Cooma. I do not know if there are any more copies available. As soon as I hear from Gemma I will let you know if any more of them are available & if there is an
ISBN number available. Again, it was a limited print run. I do know that there is a copy at the Society of Australian Genalogists in Kent St, Sydney (I am a member). I know this is probably no help to you but it may help others who are able to get to Sydney. Will let you know if I find out anymore about the Williams family. Julie Fletcher

THE SHEIL FAMILY TREE (Book)
Copies can be obtained from: Rita M Sheil 248 Lance Rd North Maclean QLD 4280 Email address : ritas@bigpond.com (this was given to me in April this year) I do know that there is a copy at the Society of Australian Genalogists in Kent St, Sydney. The Sheil family married into my Johnson family. A lot of them lived in the Cooma area. They were a big family & the book is very comprehensive. You may even find connections to the Moulds in here! Julie Fletcher

'The Splitter from Yankee Flat - Erasmus Darwin Kimball.'
The Kimball/Kimbell family held a reunion in Cooma on the 23/24th November 2002 and they published a family book titled 'The Splitter from Yankee Flat - Erasmus Darwin Kimball.' This book looks at Erasmus in New Hampshire until he arrives on the Monaro. He married Mary Reynolds in Cooma they had seven children in the forest near Numeralla.  It follows the generations of descendents from the seven children and covers the era of 1823 (Cooma region from 1865) until the
present.  Though more of an interest for the family itself, the book is indexed and available from Ellen Waite, 178 Namatjira Drive Chapman ACT 2611 Ph: 02 6288 4675 or Fax 02 6288 4691 or Email: grahamandellen@bigpond.com

THE SNOWY, THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE POWER. Siobhan McHugh, William Heinemann Australia, ASNB 0 85561 337 8. Based on many hundreds of interviews, over three hundred photos. Pattrick@bigpond.com


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