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Welcome to the website of the Berrima District Historical and Family History Society. Our society was founded in 1960 to encourage the study of Australian, local and family history and to establish a museum and a permanent archive for the preservation of the documentary and material heritage of the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. 

Our collections cover the major towns of Bowral, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Robertson and Bundanoon and the many villages in the area including: Avoca, Aylmerton, Balaclava, Braemar, Berrima, Burrawang, Canyonleigh, Colo Vale, Exeter, Glenquarry, Hilltop, Kangaloon, Penrose, Sutton Forest, Tallong, Wildes Meadow and Wingello.


Our Image Library contains more than 8,000 images of people and places relating to our
area and beyond.  We are gradually uploading the collection, so keep checking to look for newly available images. To search for photos of your ancestors, houses, buildings, streetscapes and more, visit our Image Library.  High quality copies of all photos are available for purchase through our online shop.  Click here to go to our 
IMAGE LIBRARY

DUE TO THE PUBLIC HOLIDAY AND MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH II ON THURSDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER, THE GENERAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY HAS BEEN CANCELLED. OUR GUEST SPEAKER, ALEX BEBIN OF AUSTRAL ARCHAEOLOGY WILL NOW SPEAK AT OUR OCTOBER MEETING

NEW PUBLICATION

The Society has published the first in a series on the origins of street names in the Wingecarribee Shire: WHAT'S IN A NAME: THE STREETS OF MITTAGONG

The book tells the story of ‘the street where you live’ and will give the reader a greater appreciation of our rich local history. It outlines the origins of the street names of Mittagong, Balaclava, Willow Vale, Welby and Renwick. Go to our publications page for more information or to order your copy. The book is also available at the archives in Mittagong and the museum at Berrima.

 

OUR MUSEUM AT BERRIMA IS OPEN ON FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS FROM 10AM to 4PM. COME AND VISIT THE NEW EXHIBITION IN THE WILLIAMS GALLERY, GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES OF THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS: Then and Now