The gorgeous Carrington albums were presented this morning with a talk on their origins and the Governor of NSW travels around NSW.
What: Lord Robert Carington Presentation Albums
Where: Broken Hill City Library
When: 10am to 2pm, Tuesday 28 July.
It was one of the major events on the young city’s calendar when the then Governor of New South
Wales Lord Robert Carington* (1843-1928) visited the city and region in September 1888.
As was tradition in those days, the ‘colonists’ provided presentation addresses for the Royal
representative which made their way back to England. Now more than 100 years later the people
of Broken Hill have the opportunity to view first-hand those addresses (now in albums) during a
special one-day visit on Tuesday 28 July at the city library.
On 2 January 2014 State Records NSW received 22 Presentation albums from the Centre for
Buckinghamshire Studies in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. The Presentation
addresses and albums were given to Charles Robert Carington (1843-1928), during his tenure as
Governor of New South Wales from 12th December 1885 to 3 November 1890.
The volumes were held in the United Kingdom by the Carington family for many years before being
given into the care of High Wycombe Library. Around 10 years ago the volumes were transferred to
the county archives at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies in Aylesbury and given the
significance of the volumes to NSW, the Centre suggested that the volumes be repatriated to
Australia and transferred to State Records NSW.
Acting Mayor Cr Dave Gallagher said two albums associated with Lord Carrington’s 1888 visit would
be featured at the library.
“It is an amazing opportunity to see first-hand the writings of those in the city when it was in its
infancy,” Cr Gallagher said.
Teddy bears sleepover is on again Thursday 9th July, so bring along your furry friend for an afternoon of craft, games and special visitors!
Sign up starts at 2.30 and your teddy will then sleepover at the library and the next day you will receive a booklet of their adventures, but you can keep up to date with all their activities on our facebook page!
The event will be finishing at 5pm!
The Broken Hill City Library is able to offer a Justice of the Peace service again
during business hours Monday to Friday.
The most common functions performed by a JP in NSW are to:
- witness the signing of a statutory declaration
- witness the signing of an affidavit
- certify that a copy of an original document is a true copy.