Guests gathered at both Blayney Library and Orange Libraries on Thursday to join in History Week celebrations with author and family historian Pamela J McGlinn. This year’s theme for the History Council of NSW’s History Week was Faces in the Street that shaped our past and present.
Pamela McGlinn is a direct descendant of Henry Warburton and Mary Seaton, well known names in the Blayney and Spring Hill districts. After researching her family history she was so fascinated by their story, Pamela wrote a fictional account of their pioneering struggles titled A Distant Dream which won a NSW Writers’ Centre Award for self-published fiction. During her visit she shared her family history information with interested guests, many also had connections to the Warburton and Seaton families. Pam McGlinn’s fictional novels of the Warburton and Seaton families are available directly from her website: www.adistantdream.com and Collins Bookshop, Orange. A History Springs to Mind is a factual account of the history of Spring Hill written by Kerrin Cook and copies are available for sale through Central West Libraries and Orange Family History Group.
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