Queries about many things can be made through people on the below list. So please check to make sure you are contacting the right person.

If you are researching family history, please go straight to the Broken Hill Family History Group details at the bottom of the page.

If you are researching other kinds of local/regional history see below under ‘Research’.

If you still really don’t know quite who to contact from the below, try our general email address:

Museum queries

Museum queries go directly to the Society’s Museum Coordinators.

Mosque Museum

Coordinator, Bobby Shamroze, 0400 184 260,

Silverton School Educational Museum

Coordinator, Marlene Bettes, 0448 882 550,

Silverton Gaol Museum

Coordinator, Ross Wecker, 0400 184 260,

Synagogue of the Outback Museum

Coordinator, Margaret Price, 0439 680 944,

Media queries

Jan Mahyuddin is currently Publicity/Web Content/Research Officer.

If you are with the media — whether locally, within Australia, or internationally, please contact Jan via

General or administrative queries

These queries might include anything from — how to attend a Society meeting, especially in Covid time, or how to become a Society member, or a volunteer with the Society, to how to donate an historical item or leave a bequest to one of the Society’s museums. Or, indeed, any other administrative matter.

These kinds of queries go to Helen Daly, current Secretary.

Snail mail to Helen Daly, Secretary, PO Box 212, Broken Hill, NSW, 2880 and/or email

Research queries

If you are looking for information while researching general local or regional history, you can contact Jan Mahyuddin or Margaret Price via

For history of the Afghans, the cameleers and the Mosque, you can contact Bobby Shamroze via

For Silverton history, including Silverton family history, you can contact Marlene Bettes via dixiebettes1@bhhsociety

If you are researching family history generally, please see below details.

Family history queries

Broken Hill Historical Society gets an enormous number of family history queries.

So, it is important to note that the Historical Society is NOT the Broken Hill Family History Group, a quite separate organisation with a long history focusing wholly on family history collections, archives, data and research.

While many of the senior historians in our society, the Historical Society, have long memories on local residents, and can be connected with down the track, if you are researching family history, first contact the Broken Hill Family History Group.

Explore this web page outlining the Broken Hill Family History Group and what it does. The website link also provides you detailed information on how to visit their main offices if you are in, or come to, Broken Hill.

Contact Jenny Camilleri Secretary, 0419 861 153 (probably the quickest way) or, or contact the Family History Group’s Office on 08 8088 1266. The office is open from 10am to 2.30pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.