Camden Historical Society Inc, New South Wales

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Camden Historical Society Inc, New South Wales

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Camden Museum


  • Community

Contact area





Street address

40 John Street, Camden




New South Wales

Country name

Postal code



02 4655 3400





Description area


The Camden Historical Society was formed in 1957 and opened the Camden Museum in 1970.

Geographical and cultural context

The society is located in the former Cowpastures district of colonial New South Wales (pre-1840). The township of Camden was established in 1840 as a private town on the Macarthur family pastoral property of Camden Park Estate. The town was the centre of the Camden district from 1840 to1973.

Since 1973, the Camden township has been located in the Camden Local Government Area (LGA) which makes up a part of the Macarthur region along with the Campbelltown LGA and the Wollondilly LGA.

Mandates/Sources of authority

The society is an incorporated body in New South Wales.

Administrative structure

President, Secretary, Treasurer, General Committee. It is a voluntary organisation.

Records management and collecting policies

The Camden Historical Society aims to tell the stories of the Camden district through its archives, displays, artefacts, lectures, publications and public education at the Camden Museum. Its archives policy is used to support this role.


The society manages the archives and collection of the Camden Museum.


The society has an archive of ephemera, manuscripts, memorabilia, clippings and images. There is a small library of local published resources.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Thursday to Sunday 11am-4pm or at other times by appointment at Camden Museum, 40 John Street, Camden.

Access conditions and requirements

Research assistance is available upon request and advice of advance notice of one week of visit is advisable, together with details of the nature of the enquiry. Proof of identity is required. No borrowing is permitted. Minimum age is 18 years.


Access at the Camden Museum, 40 John Street, Camden. Wheelchair accessible.

Services area

Research services

Research assistance is available upon request and advance notice of one week of visit is advisable. Personal research can be conducted during opening times.

Reproduction services

Copying available. Digitising can be arranged by voluntary staff. Charges apply. A copyright form needs to the completed.

Public areas

Research room and exhibition area of Camden Museum.

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 22 March 2018




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Agriculture (Thematic area)
  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Indigenous (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Travel and Exploration (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

40 John Street, Camden
Sydney, New South Wales 2570