“The History and Pioneers of Blackwood” is the next book hopefully to be published soon with the help and voting from people through the ‘Pick my Project’ funding. see page – THE HISTORY AND PIONEERS OF BLACKWOOD.
Margot started researching for this book in 1980 after the publication of her 1st book – ‘Aspects of Early Blackwood’ in 1980. Now and after having in total, 5,000 books printed in 5 publications and only about 20 of these books left, it is time for the next book to be printed. The new book after 38 years of research is currently 700 pages and a wealth information of early Blackwood history. The money to be granted, if successful, through the ‘Pick my Project’ funding should be enough for an E-book to be made as well as a printed version.
The author, Margot Hitchcock was notified today,11th August 2018, that her application has been successful, with this announcement –
Your “Pick My Project” was successful – “Your project idea, “Book Publication – The History and Pioneers of Blackwood”, has been approved to progress to the voting stage of the Pick My Project initiative. This means that people in your local community can vote for your project idea. (This includes people living in an area of 50 klms from Blackwood). Voting is anticipated to open at 9am on Monday 13 August 2018 and is anticipated to close at 5pm on Monday 17 September 2018 – so it’s time to rally your community for their vote.”
Update February 2019 – Unfortunately I was not successful but hope to have the opportunity for another grant soon.. WATCH THIS SPACE..!!!
**** AS FROM SATURDAY 30TH JUNE 2018 THE HISTORICAL MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN ON MOST SATURDAY MORNINGS FROM 11am – 1pm – unless members cannot be there. (if planning to go check with the President, Allan Hall on 53 686 537 to make sure the Museum will be open).
*****As in keeping with other Historical societies, we welcome enquiries about family or local history, which should be made by contacting the Historian at firstname.lastname@example.org . The cost of this service is appreciated with a small monetary donation for the time and information required.
Stop press – OPEN DAYS FOR MUSEUM – Every 1st Saturday in the month from 11am – 2pm and Historical society meeting from 10.0am – 12 noon – new members welcome.
To contact members of the committee – phone Allan or Elizabeth Hall, President and Secretary – 03 53686 537, or Historian write C/- P.O. Box 447, Blackwood Post Office 3458.
Donations of Blackwood history and memorabilia Welcome.
Historical Exhibition Open Day – 11.00am – 4.00pm. Labour Day holiday Sunday 11th March 2018.
Historical Exhibition Open Day – 11.00am – 4.00pm. Easter Sunday 1st April 2018.
Historical Exhibition Open Day – 12 noon – 4.00pm Sunday 4th November 2018. (Cup weekend)
All Welcome – gold coin donation entry.
The Blackwood Historical Museum is in Martin Street on the corner of Warner Street next to the Special Schools building which is next to the Fire Brigade building.
Postal Address – C/- P.O. Box 447, Blackwood Post Office 3458.
“THE BILLY PINCOMBE TRAGEDY— MURDER, MADNESS and MANIA”
Tragic shootings of a Minister and Billy Pincombe at Blackwood, Victoria in 1908.
HISTORICAL TRUE CRIME – THE EVENTS THAT LEAD TO THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF ONE PERSON AND THE SHOOTING OF TWO PEOPLE IN BLACKWOOD, OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO IN 1908. (see The Billy Pincombe Tragedy book page)
One of the biggest tragedies that ever happened in Blackwood, Victoria took place on the 19th June 1908. Events leading to this incident involved a man, his wife, the local preacher, the local policeman, the bible, some guns, an axe and a deranged woman and some of the people of Blackwood.
Margot Hitchcock, Historian for the Blackwood and District Historical Society, launched her self-published 3rd book on the history of Blackwood on Easter Sunday 2014 at the Blackwood Historical Society’s Museum.
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, and sells at $16 plus $2 postage in Australia.
Interested in any of the books listed please contact Margot at email@example.com
I’ve researched this book in my role as Historian for the Blackwood Historical Society. Family names researched are Pincombe, Morrish & Saunders. (William Torrington Pincombe, Annie May Morrish daughter of William John Morrish & Rachael Gamble, Constable Charles Henry Saunders)
GET YOUR AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF THE LATEST RELEASE – ‘The Tragedy of Billy Pincombe’ – limited to only 500 copies.
Order your copies NOW. – Price – $16 plus $2 if postage in Australia.
Email Margot here at firstname.lastname@example.org
or buy your copies at the Blackwood Historical Society Museum –
Open 1st Saturday in the month Day – 12 – 2pm. (except January)
and General Historical meeting 10.30 – 12 noon – new members welcome.
Photo of Barrys Reef, Blackwood c. 1879 showing the gold mining in the area with the Sultan mine in the background. (courtesy of the B.D.H.S.)
BOOKS PUBLISHED BY MARGOT HITCHCOCK
“Aspects of Early Blackwood”
– The Goldfield,
– The Landmarks
– The Pioneers
By Alan J Buckingham and Margot F Hitchcock.
89 pages including photos and index – with information on early gold mining days and the pioneers – Cost $15 or $17 including postage in Australia.
“Some History of Simmons Reef, Blackwood”
compiled by Margot Hitchcock for the Blackwood & District Historical Society.
55 pages and 51 photos plus index with information on the early Quartz mining in Simmons Reef – Cost $13 pr $15 including postage in Australia..
Hi, you have reached the Web-Page of Margot Hitchcock, Author and Historian for the Blackwood and District Historical Society, of Victoria, Australia .
Margot’s achievements as Author, Historian, Genealogist etc click here
Purchase the book ‘Aspects of Early Blackwood’
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GET YOUR AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF THE LATEST RELEASE – ‘The Bily Pincombe Tragedy.’ Limited to 500 copies
Interested in any of the following please email Margot here
● 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 THE BLACKWOOD POST OFFICE, BLACKWOOD HOTEL, GARDEN OF ST. ERTH, BLACKWOOD CARAVAN PARK, AND OTHER OUTLETS
Another book soon to be published— “The History and Pioneers of Blackwood” – over 600 pages of fascinating history of Blackwood.
Margot is trying to find time to finish her research and publish another book on the history of Blackwood, hopefully to be published in 2015 with the title ‘HISTORY AND PIONEERS OF BLACKWOOD‘ . click here.
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