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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

CORONA VIRUS - COVID 19

IN THE LIGHT OF THE CURRENT SITUATION AND RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC GATHERINGS, GENERAL MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY WILL NOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

BOTH THE ARCHIVES AT MITTAGONG AND OUR MUSEUM AT BERRIMA ARE CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. IN LINE WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES, A LIMITED NUMBER OF MEMBERS CAN BOOK A TIME TO COME TO THE ARCHIVES TO UNDERTAKE PERSONAL RESEARCH ON OUR USUAL OPEN DAYS - SATURDAYS, MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS.

PLEASE PHONE THE ARCHIVES OR SEND AN EMAIL TO BOOK A TIME SLOT:

Saturdays - 10am to 1pm

Mondays and Tuesdays - 10am to 1pm OR 1pm to 4pm

PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO ANSWER RESEARCH QUERIES IF POSSIBLE.