Post Office Directory
Forbes - from 1992
Parkes - from 2002
Condobolin - from Nov 2002
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Welcome to our Group
Forbes is in the Central West of New South Wales,
Australia with a population of approximately 9,000.
The earliest settlers in the Forbes district were squatters and it was some
of these men who discovered the first gold in the area in June 1861. Over the next few months approximately
30,000 people came to the diggings, with storekeepers, publicans and others,
providing services for them.
By 1863 the rush had died down and many diggers had moved on to other
diggings. The town became a
service centre for the pastoralists, and in 1870 was declared a municipality,
with the first mayor being Thomas Hand.
Forbes Family History Group has gathered many resources to help with research
into the people of Forbes and district, together with the general history of
The Ryerson Index not only has the deaths from
the “Forbes Advocate” for the period 1992 to present time, but
now has the deaths from the “Forbes Times” 1912-1920. This means that all years of the First
World War are covered.
The Parkes Western
Champion is being indexed at the moment and the index on Ryerson is from 1898
to 1909, with more entries being included each week. There are many deaths in Forbes
mentioned in this newspaper, as well as other districts in the western
Remember that Forbes Family History Library have an index of all deaths
mentioned in the “Forbes Advocate” from its commencement in
December 1911; and on this site Deaths of Forbes residents are indexed from
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