Books to Purchase –
‘ASPECTS OF EARLY BLACKWOOD’
– The Goldfields, The Landmarks, The Pioneers.
By Alan J Buckingham & Margot F Hitchcock
82 pages – 19 Photographs
125 years of History.
COST – $15.00
Now in it’s 5th print—5,000 Printed – Reprinted 2003. Read about the Gold-mining history of Blackwood, Victoria. (The Goldfields, the Landmarks, the Pioneers.) To purchase Margot’s book contact Margot by email – Over 4,800 copies already sold.
Also Margot’s other book –
“SOME HISTORY of SIMMONS REEF, BLACKWOOD”
by Margot Hitchcock
Written and published din 2007 with a Government Volunteer Grant .
Cost $13.00 plus $2 postage.
Or purchase ‘Some History of Simmons Reef, Blackwood’.
The book gives detailed information on the Quartz mining in Simmons Reef with information on the Mines there and miners who lived in the area and worked in the mines. Also the school, church, Hotels and early pioneers, and the history of the place now called the ‘Garden of St Erth’.
This book was compiled by Margot on her computer with 55 pages and 36 photographs in A5 size and it was launched in the Blackwood hall in December 2007.
Latest book – “THE BILLY PINCOMBE TRAGEDY” book was launched at Blackwood in the Historical Society’s Museum on Easter Sunday 2014.
THE BILLY PINCOMBE TRAGEDY
MURDER, MADNESS AND MANIA.
TRAGIC SHOOTINGS OF A MINISTER AND BILLY PINCOMBE AT
THE EVENTS THAT LED TO
AND THE SHOOTING OF TWO PEOPLE
IN BLACKWOOD, ONE HUNDRED
YEARS AGO IN 1908.
Margot F Hitchcock
Historian for the Blackwood & District Historical Society.
The book ‘The Billy Pincombe Tragedy’ is a true story of Murder, Mania and Madness that happened with the tragic shootings of a minister and Billy Pincombe at Blackwood, Victoria. Historical true crime. The events that lead to the institutionalization of one person for Religious Mania after she chopped off her right hand, and the shooting of two people in Blackwood, over one hundred years ago in 1908. The A5 book has 178 pages with index and 55 photos.
Interested in any of the following please contact –
● You would like some information on your ancestor who lived at Blackwood ?
• You would like your ancestor or some information on Blackwood included in the next book Margot is writing — ’The History and Pioneers of Blackwood.’
BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM THE AUTHOR OR from the Blackwood & District Historical Society Museum at the Old Police Stables Blackwood, Martin Street, Blackwood, (corner of Warner Street) open 1st Saturday of every month 10-30am – 12.30pm. Or can be purchased from the ‘Garden of St. Erth’, Blackwood Post Office, or the Blackwood Hotel.
A new book on the ‘History and Pioneers of Blackwood’ is in the process of being written by Margot, hopefully to be published in 2018.