Warren Railway - History

Join the Warren Historical and Family History Society

The Warren Historical and Family History Society Inc. is concerned with the local history of Warren and the surrounding towns of Collie and Nevertire.

Office Bearers of the Warren Historical and Family History Society Inc. for 2023-24 are as follows: Patricia Christoff- Chairwoman, Frere Green - Treasurer and Julie Whitely- Secretary.

The Society meets the first Monday of every month, except where there is a Public Holiday, at our own building - the old Post Office and Postmasters Residence, known as the Endeavour Hall - in Dubbo Street, at 5pm.  All interested people are invited to join us. (Note the sign out the front of the building installed by the Warren Shire Council following a design by Chris Atkins).

New members are always welcome.  

Yearly Membership fees currently set at $25 per person or $40 for a couple.

We have completed accessioning and cataloguing Julie Dern's Collection comprising over 900 books, maps, CD's and DVD's which Julie compiled over her many years as a family historian.   There is a vast array of subjects including Burial Registers, Cemetery Registers, Local Histories, School Registers and Histories, Shipping Lists etc, from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.  This may assist in researching your family tree.

We have completed compiling a list of names from the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Ledgers dating from 1873.  This has given us an insight into the various community groups working in the town and surrounding area during the early years.  It should be noted these ledgers were saved from the massive fire in 1899 that wiped out a large portion of the main street and associated buildings.

During 2019 Warren Historical & Family History Society published the book "For King & Country" a compilation of all the Service Men and Women from Warren Shire in the WW1.  Copies of the book are available from the Society for $60 by contacting the society.

Owing to the popularity of the above book, there is a growing demand for a similar volume for the WW2 Service Men and Women, who were born or enlisted from the local shire.  A project of the future!

At the moment, our small group of volunteers are indexing the vast collection of photographs accumulated over many years by the society.  

For further information please contact The Warren Historical and Family History Society Inc. at PO BOX 208 WARREN NSW 2824 or by emailing warrenhistory@gmail.com  or contact Pat Christoff on 02 6847 4851.

Family History

Research on your behalf is conducted for an initial fee of $30 depending on the complexity of your inquiry. Please note that the fee payable is a search fee and is not refundable.   If no information is found you will be advised of the sources checked.  Please provide as much information as you can to help us in our research. Please contact warrenhistory@gmail.com 

The Warren Historical and Family History Society is open from 10am to 2pm on Wednesdays at Endeavour Hall (the old Post Office) in Dubbo Street.