Our quarterly newsletter Boongaroon commenced in April 1984 under the editorship of Agnes Skillen and continues today under the watchful eye of Gloria Carlos.

Boongaroon is the the Indigenous name for the headwaters of the Yass River.

News of the society's activities, coming events and articles reflecting both the history of the Yass district and Australia. The society exchanges journal with approximately thirty New South Wales local and family history organisations.

An index of articles from past issues of Boongaroon can be viewed

We welcome written contributions from members on any aspect of an historical nature pertaining to the Yass district.

The society reserves the right to edit articles submitted for uniformity of style.

Contributions can be emailed to


The views expressed in the items in the journal are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Society.

Articles appearing in the journal are subject to copyright and may not be reproduced without the written permission of the author and the Society.

This page last updated: 21 June 2016