The Camden Historical Society was formed in 1957 and opened the Camden Museum in 1970.
Contexto geográfico y cultural
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.
Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad
The society is an incorporated body in New South Wales.
President, Secretary, Treasurer, General Committee. It is a voluntary organisation.
Administración de registros y políticas de recolección
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.
Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones
Thursday to Sunday 11am-4pm or at other times by appointment at Camden Museum, 40 John Street, Camden.
Condiciones de acceso y requisitos
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.
Área de servicios
Servicios para la investigación
Research assistance is available upon request and advance notice of one week of visit is advisable. Personal research can be conducted during opening times.
Servicios de reproducción
Copying available. Digitising can be arranged by voluntary staff. Charges apply. A copyright form needs to the completed.
Research room and exhibition area of Camden Museum.
Área de control
Identificador de la descripción
Identificador de la institución
Reglas y/o convenciones usadas
Estado de elaboración
Nivel de detalle
Fechas de creación, revisión o eliminación
Revised 22 March 2018
Notas de mantención
Puntos de acceso
Puntos de acceso
Agricultura (Thematic area)
Built Environment (Thematic area)
Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
Genealogical (Thematic area)
Indigenous (Thematic area)
Local Studies (Thematic area)
Recreación / Ocio / Deporte (Thematic area)
Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
Travel and Exploration (Thematic area)
40 John Street, Camden Sydney, New South Wales 2570