A Hills history group makes its own history

The Hills District Historical Society president Julie Graham was presented with a NSW government Heritage and Culture Volunteer Award by Professor Lawrence Neild, chairman of the NSW Heritage Council, on April 15.

Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott and The Hills deputy mayor Andrew Jefferies were on hand to see her society recognised at this special presentation at the Justice and Police Museum.

The society was nominated for this award by Hills MPs David Elliott and Dominic Perrottet for their work in preserving the history of The Hills shire.

The nomination was supported by The Hills Council.

The Hills District Historical Society meets at 7.30pm on the third Monday of each month at the museum in Balcombe Heights Estate, Baulkham Hills. The museum is also open on the first and third Saturday of the month from noon to 4pm.

Their latest exhibition, called "Let's Communicate", is taking people back to the days when a family shared one telephone and it was attached to the wall.

It includes antique telephones from the Transport Signal and Communication Museum at Kurrajong and morse code demonstrations by the Sydney Morsecodians and more.

"Let's Communicate" is at the society museum in building 10, Balcombe Heights Estate, Baulkham Hills, May 3-4, 10am-4pm.

Click here for more information, including a photo gallery from the exhibition.

■ Details: thehdhs@gmail.com

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