CD-ROMs for sale
The Society has produced two CD-ROMs, each providing valuable tools for the study and appreciation of the history of Hay and district over the past 150 years.  Click the links for full details and prices.
Portrait of Hay has 1600 images on two CDs, featuring local photographs from the 1870's to the 1980's.
Haystacks contains a vast amount of historical and contemporary information and data relating to the residents of Hay and surrounding areas.
|Portrait of Hay   (CD-ROM - two discs )|
CD (2) contain two further groups of Gavin Johnston's photographs.  One group is of properties, events and villages of the Hay district.  The other is of copies Gavin made of older photographs (by unknown photographers) of local historical importance.
|Haystacks   (CD-ROM )|
Haystacks CD-ROM is an information resource providing an accessible tool for genealogical and local history studies relating to Hay and surrounding areas.  It contains an extensive collection of fully-searchable primary data that provides a varied and full picture of the residents of the town and district over the past 150 years.  Databases on the CD-ROM include the following:Churches:  all local denominations are covered, including lists of ministers, priests and nuns; St. Mary's convent school information.
Clubs & Societies:  histories and details of the Murrumbidgee Lodge, Waradgery Club and Hay Pastoral & Agricultural Society; extensive listing of clubs & societies with current office-bearers.
Directories & 1901 Census:  listings and directories from 1879 to the present;  1945 Riverina telephone directory;  the 1901 Census returns, including a set of 17 maps accompanying the Census showing property layouts.
Gaol Museum Archives:  artifacts listings & details of photographs, mainly taken after 1985 by Gavin Johnston.
Graves & Cemeteries:  records of grave-sites for Hay, surrounding villages and stations from 1859 to 1999.
Honour Boards, Plaques and Memorials:  transcriptions of plaques and honour boards in churches, schools and other public buildings, including war honour boards at the Memorial Hall and War Memorial High School, other High School honour boards and memorials at the Hay Goal Museum.
Hostels & Out-of-Town Students:  listings of out-of-town students attending various hostels in Hay for the period 1918 to 2000.
Land & Rural:  1880s and 1890s sheep numbers on Hay district holdings;  Pastures Protection Board list for 1905 giving a great deal of information about local properties;  index to Riverina land on the market on the books of Hidgcock & Co. (1892 to 1913);   details of stock routes and reserves & Rural Lands Protection Board details.
Regional Towns & Villages:  records covering Carrathool, Goolgowi, Tabbita, Maude and Darlington Point;  larger section on Hillston, including war service lists, directories and a short history of the town.
Township of Hay:  a collection of files from 1872 to the present, including lists of Mayors & other office-bearers, doctors, hospital matrons and postmasters;  Hay Hospital, Haydays Retirement Community and Volunteer Ambulance records;  population statistics of Hay and surrounding villages;  notes on the early Chinese and Jewish residents of Hay.
Trade & Business:  lists of trades and tradesmen;  listings of bank managers;   hotel licensees in the Hay district from 1865 to 1882.
War Service:  volunteer listings from the Boer War & subsequent conflicts;  listings of the Garrison Battalion, the Volunteer Defence Corps and National Servicemen, details about the POW camps and the River Farm enterprise;  article about Pte. William Jackson (V.C.). SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:  Haystacks CD can be used on any PC running Windows 95 or higher, equipped with a CD-ROM drive.  However, for best results it is recommended that the computer be a Pentium or better, with at least 32 Meg of memory, and a screen resolution of at least 800 x 600 dots per inch with better than 256 colours.
A licensed runtime copy of the ISYS Query program is included for searching and browsing the CD. Haystacks CD-ROM costs $59 (Aust.), plus $5 for postage & handling within Australia. Click here for details of how to order.
Publications for sale
The Society has the following publications for sale:
Mackenzie's Riverina: A Tour of the Hay District Pastoral Holdings of the 1890s (Second Edition) (a collection of the writings of Harold M. Mackenzie, edited by Caroline Merrylees - with an additional pictorial supplement) [price: $40 (Aust.), which includes postage & handling within Australia].
Haywire: The Wartime Camps at Hay [price: $50 (Aust.), which includes postage & handling within Australia].
Beyond the Lachlan: A History of Tomís Lake and the Crossley Family by Norman Crossley [price: $49.50 (Aust.) plus postage] Ė available directly from the author (e-mail ) or from the Riverine Grazier, 183 Lachlan Street, Hay.
Rene: Photographer of Hay [price: $25 (Aust.), plus $5 for postage & handling within Australia].
Ringer: Tales of Hay and the Western Riverina [price: $40 (Aust.), plus $10 for postage & handling within Australia].
Among the Pioneers: A Guide to Rambles in the Hay Cemetery [price: $5 (Aust.), which includes postage & handling within Australia].
Pastoral Records of the Riverina, a collection of microfilmed records of pastoral holdings in the Hay district. Click on the link for full details and prices.
Reprint of Robert Ronald's The Riverina: People and Properties (first published 1960) - now available from the Riverine Grazier, 183 Lachlan Street, Hay, NSW, 2711 [price $55 (Aust.) plus $7 postage & handling within Australia].
Brave Beginnings: A History of the Carrathool District by Caroline Merrylees [price: $15 (Aust.), plus $5 for postage & handling within Australia].
Pioneers of Gunbar written & compiled by Nancy Low (1984) [price: $12 (Aust.), which includes postage & handling within Australia]. This book is only available directly from Mrs. G. Makepeace, P.O. Box 917, Griffith, 2680. An index to Pioneers of Gunbar is available on-line.
The Witcombe Heritage: A History of the Buildings of Hay written & compiled by Caroline Merrylees & Derek Woolcott [price: $15 (Aust.), plus $5 for postage & handling within Australia].
Enquiries regarding sales should be made to:
Hay Historical Society Inc.
P.O. Box 467
HAY NSW 2711