We’ve been researching and writing family, local & mining history for over 35 years now, so we understand the problems and frustrations associated with conducting research in regional Australia. Old hands might remember us as some time back we published the popular Shoalhaven Family History & the Shoalhaven Mining & Local History Web Sites (which were lost in the wake of one of the numerous takeovers of Hosting Companies at the time), but with changes in technology we are now able to offer a completely new and exciting, content rich, site bringing you the resources you need at a price you can afford.
Our Philosophy is simple
- Share our Accumulated Research & Reference materials with other researchers through the provision of a content rich site at a very affordable price.
- To enable us to do this it’s, What you see is what you get (we don’t provide any additional services or on line help)
- You pay for time only and there are no hidden extras; so we don’t charge any extra fees for reproduction of material
Wombat Drive, Grassy Gully Gold Field
Photo: D. Goodland
Our senior partner, John, has been active in Bushwalking & other outdoors pursuits since 1972 when he first joined the Coast & Mountain Walkers of NSW Club. His first article on Mining History, covering the Tuross River, was published in that club’s magazine the following year.
- Researching Family History since the late 1970’s, and still going !
- Extensive research on the history of the Blue Mountains area 1987 - 1988
- Fifteen years research, archival & field, covering Yalwal Gold Field and other mining areas in the Shoalhaven District
- Extensive research, archival & field, into the history of Mining Areas on the South Coast of N.S.W.
- Member of the Yalwal Draft Plan of Management Consultative Committee, now disbanded
- On the Board of Directors of a Local Christian Community School for six years
- Extensive research covering micro bats in abandoned gold mines at Grassy Gully Gold Field, 2002 onwards
- Extensive input and consultation (pro bono publico) on Mining History & Bats in Mines to the Draft Plan of Management for the Morton State Conservation Area; as yet unpublished by the N.P.W.S.
- Numerous submissions on Management & Heritage Plans to all levels of Government.
John & Lois Berry