Blacktown and District
Historical Society Incorporated

Publications for Sale

Blacktown and District Historical Society Inc, is proud to be part of Blacktown and the surrounding districts.
Below are a number of publications showcasing the work of the society.

These publications are available through the secretary. All prices include 10% GST. Postage and packing are extra.

Latest Release
Horse Houses and Trees

BDHS Various Authors

Horses, Houses and Trees

Price $30
Add $2 for postage.

2016. 92pp. 297 x 210mm.

Stories from Old Blacktown and District.

Diggers from the Shire of Blacktown 1914 - 1918

HORNE, John and Carol

Diggers from the Shire of Blacktown 1914 - 1918

Price $40
Postage Metropolitan Sydney: $12 for up to 10 copies
Postage Elsewhere: $13.40 for single copies.
For multiple copies call 02 96228309.

2015. 428pp. 297 x 210mm.

Please download an order form here, print and forward to
the Secretary BDHS Inc, PO Box 500, Blacktown NSW 2148.

Seven Hills in Pictures

IMER, Gerard
LAMB, Bob and Sharon

Seven Hills In Pictures

Price $30

2012. 150pp. 297 x 210mm.

Pictorial of Seven Hills using images from Jack Brook's private collection and other sources.

Blacktown Public School

TOD, Lyn

Blacktown Public School: A diary, the Early Years 1875-1939

Price $25

2006. 142pp. 295 x 210mm.

From the official school files. This book reveals not only the history of Blacktown Public School, but a human record as well: the difficulties of being a teacher in the education system and how the department treated it's teachers; the diseases and the maladies of the time, such as scabies; and the deprivations suffered by the children themselves.

Where the Country Became the City


Where the Country Became the City - Blacktown

Price $20

1996. 64pp. 295 x 205mm.

To commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Blacktown and District Historical Society's existence, this guide will introduce people to the history of Blacktown and the important sites, both natural and man made that exist within and around the city boundaries. Enjoy driving or walking around this great part of Western Sydney as there is much to be seen by those with an enquiring mind and keen eyes.

The First Five Years

LEARMONTH, Anna (Compiled by)

The First Five Years

Price $15

2001. 211pp. 295 x 205mm.

Past Journal Articles of the Blacktown and District Historical Society 1980-1985.

Blacktown, A name of Character


Blacktown, A name of Character

Price $6

2001. 31pp. 295 x 205mm.

Early settlement and indigenous history of Blacktown, and how it got it's name.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

MOORE, Kevin

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Price $20

1994. 220pp. 295 x 205mm.

The writings of the late Kevin Moore, edited by Dennis Cox and James Kohen. Kevin Moore was a noted local historian, whose legacy in recording history benefits us still today. This book covers many historical events and has been assembled as a tribute to his work.

A History of Prospect

BLOXHAM, Frank J.P.,C.Eng,M.I.Mech.E.

A History of Prospect

Price $20

2002. 92pp. 295 x 205mm.

A history of the parish of Prospect incorporating Toongabbie, Wentworthville, Pendle Hill, Girraween, Smithfield, Prospect, Greystanes, Eastern Creek, Doonside, Schofields, Marayong, Blacktown, Seven Hills and Lalor Park. Biographical notes on many of the first land grantees from 1791.

A Dictionary of The Dharug Language


A Dictionary of 'The Dharug Language'

Price $5

1990. 22pp. 295 x 210mm.

A dictionary of the Dharug Language with English translation.

Blacktown: A Concise History

FRENCH, Jeanette BA

Blacktown: A Concise History

Price $5

2006. 23pp. 210 x 145mm.

A short history of Blacktown and district - Illustrated.

A Great Old Hall

TOD, Les

A Great Old Hall

Price $3

2005. 23pp. 210 x 145mm.

A history of the Blacktown School of Arts, which was the city's first community centre, now largely forgotten.

PO Box 500, Blacktown NSW 2148 | Phone 0296761198 | secretary@blacktownhistory.org.au