Local and 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. 

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”.  

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.

Containing over 6 billion records, My Heritage helps you discover, share and preserve your family history.

Available from any internet connection - select North Western Library and enter your library card number. 

Start searching billions of records and uncover your family's history