Local & Family History

Research about the past, with the help of these library resources:

  • We have a small collection of books relating to the local history of the region
  • Microfilmed local newspapers can be viewed in the library including:
    • The Castlereagh
    • Gilgandra Weekly
    • Coonamble Times

Note: not all issues are available

You can search within just the available issues of The Castlereagh and Gilgandra Weekly (up to 1955), which were digitized and contributed to Trove in 2013. 

In- Library access only. Resources for genealogical and historical research. Includes over 4000 databases containing records from Australia, US, UK, NZ, Canada, Europe and more

      Find Gilgandra heritage places and items and view maps of their location, search for “Gilgandra”.

    View historic parish, county and other maps and lands information- select “Area Name” under Attribute Search, then search for “Gilgandra” 

Search our collection of digitized photographs borrowed from the community.

Australian Cemeteries Index includes Gilgandra Cemetery. It is searchable by name - please include the Cemetery name “Gilgandra”.  

     view maps and imagery, including property information.

A Facebook page created by the Library to gather pictures and stories about the Coo-ee March from Gilgandra to Sydney in 1915.

A blog created by the Library to build information about the history of Gilgandra, highlighting the photographs contributed to Picture Gilgandra.

A project created by Mrs Margaret Piggott to record information and gather stories about service men and women from the Gilgandra district in World War I.”

A blog prepared by Helen Thompson (Family Historian and Librarian) recording her extensive personal research on the history of the Coo-ee March from Gilgandra to Sydney, 10 October to 12 November, 1915.

  • Sands Postal Directory Listings

The City of Sydney Archives and History Resources include the following digitised Sands Postal Directory listings for Gilgandra from 1931.

Page 61 begins to list individuals and businesses in Gilgandra in 1931.

Page 2 continues the list of individuals and businesses in Gilgandra in 1931.