Photograph Exhibition: ‘HISTORICAL HOTELS OF THE BALMAIN PENINSULA’

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

‘HISTORICAL HOTELS OF THE BALMAIN PENINSULA’

 During the month of September at the Balmain Library, photographs from the book ‘Historical Hotels of the Balmain Peninsula’ will be shown in an exhibition by the author and historical writer, Sharon Cross.

Sharon is a member and Journal Editor of the Lithgow and District Family History Society and has a long history of publicans on both sides of her family tree. She has written and compiled several historical books on hotels and sports. From her first book titled ‘Emu Plains to Bathurst – the Great Inns and Hotels’ the challenge was to present a history of the hotels along the Western Road to Bathurst which proved rewarding.

Balmain Photograph Exhibition PosterThe fact that hotels were in the life of the author’s family tree as well as the research grew interesting in different areas of NSW presented her with an opportunity to compile further books on the subject. Further books included ‘Historical Hotels of Bathurst’ and ‘Historical Hotels of Penrith.

The photographic exhibition focuses on the hotel industry on the Balmain Peninsula that were past and present. The photographs were taken by the author herself.

 

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