The official book launch of Gold & An Old Bush School Upper Bingara 1852 – 1965, by author, Elizabeth Adams avoided ominous skies to be hosted in the grounds of the Bingara District Historical Society.
Ms Adams’ interesting and informative book depicts not only the history of the early gold rush, but the impact it had on the area now known as Upper Bingara.
It highlights the trials that the teachers endured in teaching at a one teacher school in an isolated area as well as the close-knit family ties that were forged whilst teachers, students and their families lived in the Upper Bingara area.
This event was well attended by previous teachers and students, along with their extended families and friends.
“Visitors took the time to return to Bingara from all over the state, to reminisce and to celebrate the release of this important piece of local literature,” said Bingara Historical Society President, Judi Peterson.
“Our thanks go to Gwydir Shire Council, Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and Bingara Lions Club, along with the Bingara Now and Then Facebook page. We are grateful for the support from these groups that allowed the event to be successful.”
Copies of the book are for sale at Bingara Newsagency, Visitor Information Centre, Bingara Museum and are also available for loan at the Bingara Library.