Nepean District Historical Society, Emu Plains, New South Wales

Identity area

Identifier

daa/118

Authorized form of name

Nepean District Historical Society, Emu Plains, New South Wales

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • "The Arms of Australia Inn" Museum, Emu Plains, New South Wales

Type

  • Community

Contact area

 

Archivist

Type

Address

Street address

Corner Gardenia Avenue and Great Western Highway, Emu Plains
Postal address: PO Box 441 Penrith NSW 2750

Locality

Penrith

Region

New South Wales

Country name

Postal code

2750

Telephone

Fax

Note

Description area

History

In 1924 a meeting was held in Penrith by Arthur Judges who saw the benefits of keeping items of Australian history alive for future generations.
At the meeting a resolution was passed to form the Nepean District Historical Society. Another meeting was reported to elect the office bearers, but after that there is no further knowledge of this group.
The society was officially re-established in 1947. It continued to operate from the private homes of members until 1971 when it was granted use of the old "Arms of Australia Inn" building that had been left in disrepair.
Five years later, after extensive restoration and hard work, the society relocated to the inn and it has been the headquarters of the society ever since.
The inn was once a staging post for travellers making the trip from Sydney over the Blue Mountains to Bathurst and the goldfields. Built it two sections, the first in 1826, it is one of the oldest buildings in Penrith, if not the oldest.

Geographical and cultural context

Emu Plains is a suburb of Sydney. It is 58 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Penrith and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Archivist

Records management and collecting policies

The society collects information, photos and artefacts that were used, or relate to, the local Penrith and Nepean district.

Buildings

Holdings

Photographs, pamphlet file, maps, local history books, and individual collections.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Museum open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9am-2pm;
1st and 3rd Sunday in the Month, 1-4pm.

Access conditions and requirements

Please call on 02 4735 4394 during office hours before visiting for research purposes.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

General reference is assistance available.

Reproduction services

Copying services are available.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

3 June 2019

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Corner Gardenia Avenue and Great Western Highway, Emu Plains Postal address: PO Box 441 Penrith NSW 2750
Penrith, New South Wales 2750