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BMFHS Inc has published the following books and information sheets

1. Transport

This book is the first in a series of recollections and reminiscences workshops to record social history of our younger days. The publication also contains photographs taken and/or owned by Society members showing family cars of the era and public transport used by members in their memory.

Single copy $15.00 + $5.00 Postage & handling

2. Australian Number Plates

Ever wondered when NSW first official plates issued? What plates were in NT in 1950?
What year W.A. issued UDA plates? Where W.A. WO or MDG plates were issued?
Details of S.A. or Tasmanian plates?

All this and more in the 25 page A4 booklet.
Single copy $15.00 + $5.00 Postage & handling

3. Parramatta - Sights and Sites

60 colour photos of features, buildings etc in Historic Parramatta with brief explantation

Wonderful guide for anyone exploring Parramatta - $20 + $5.00 P&H

4. Index to Miscellaneous Family History Magazines in Five (5) Volumes

Refer to separate listing

5. Wood Coffill (Katoomba) Burial Records Volume 2 1946-1967

600 pages of records relating to Wood Coffill & Co burials organised by their Katoomba office from 1945 to 1967 - with 4 to 6 entries on each page! If information is recorded, the entries include full name, date of death, age, place of death (many at small private hospitals which no longer exist), date and place of burial, name and address of informant as well as the relationship. In some cases the minister's name has been recorded.

The notes are particularly valuable to family historians, and many contain information not to be found elsewhere. Notes that the funeral company is to insert death or funeral notices include the wording and in most cases the newspapers are named such as the SMH or Lithgow Mercury. You may not have known the death was announced on 2KA - the Katoomba radio station. The vehicles booked for the funeral are also listed eg. motor hearse only or 1 hearse and 2 cars.

The upper Blue Mountains had 2 TB sanatoria at Wentworth Falls and numerous other hospitals, so entries give details such for a lady who died at Bodington Hospital "remove from hospital to Camperdown, thence to Northern Suburbs Crematorium where friends will meet". For a person, possibly in Katoomba on holidays, and who died at the at the Palais Royale, it was "meet 11.45am train at Central and move to George Street Chapel" while in others the coffin was to be on the 6.45am train to Central then transfered to the train for Mudgee, Dubbo, Melbourne etc.

6. Wood Coffill (Katoomba) Burial Records Volume 1 1916-1945

Same size, same layout and type of information! Transport is fascinating - number of horse drawn carriages - even just one sulky at one funeral.

EACH VOLUME $55 + $10.00 P & H for each volume
While limited stocks of Volume 1 are available the set of 2 volumes will be $100 + $20.00 P & H. cost of postage. Each volume weighs more than 3kg.

NOTE - neither volume will be reprinted.


Individual sheets covering topics such as churching, agricultural labourers, military etc
$1.00 each or any 3 for $2.50 + $2.50 postage (1 or many).

Also - tried to find your way by public transport to research places in Sydney?
Our guide to what is where, and how to get there by public transport is just $3.00 + $2.50 postage.



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