Bathurst Cemetery The Bathurst Cemetery represents a large slice of the history of Bathurst with the "old" Monumental Section dating back to 1867.
The Monumental Section contains many historic graves including the grave of former Prime Minister, Ben Chifley in the Catholic Portion.
The Society's collection of archive material covers pamphlets, journals from local and family history organisations, family papers, manuscript documents (such as deeds and letters), an extensive photographic collection, original material from business, societies and organisations, and schools such as The King's, All Saints', St Stanislaus and Kelso.
Together with the best carnival rides, show-bags, stunning attractions and live entertainment.
One should also keep in mind such facts that businesses often had branches in other cities or towns and the Bathurst newspaper was the one for the Central West with its news from different centres, obituaries, death and birth notices, mining news, coroner's reports, court cases, etc...
There are also many family and local histories that extend well outside the district.
Arkell (Long Swamp) Cemetery – Old Trunk Road, Arkell This is a small Catholic cemetery on 2 acres of land which represents the all but forgotten village of Carrawa, formerly the settlement of Long Swamp which is now called Arkell.
The cemetery contains approximately 50 grave beds and / or monuments representing some 75 persons and 22 surnames for the period from 1862 to 1965.