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The Diocesan Archives have been established to be the repository of documents, records and artefacts relevant to more than 180 years of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Bathurst. Its role is to collect, manage and preserve records that have been generated through the administration of the Diocese, by the sequence of Bishops and the associated agencies and parishes.

The current and historic documents, records and artefacts kept by the Archives reflect the direction and patterns of the story of the Diocese, since before its advent in 1865 to the present day. The collection includes sacramental registers, ecclesiastical memorabilia, photographs, the ‘Record’ and ‘Catholic Observer’ newspapers/magazine, parts of the histories of the various parishes, priests, religious orders, events and groups that have made up the life of the Diocese.

The Archives office is located at the Chancery Office located at 118 Keppel Street, Bathurst. Enquiries about the archival resources and requests for information should be made by email or phone.

Chancery Office
PO Box 246
Bathurst  NSW  2795

Mr Peter Condon
Phone: +61 2 6334 6400

Family History Researchers please read our policy.