Lithgow Library is pleased to present Vaughan Bryers as guest speaker for a History Week talk on Saturday 9 September 2023, at 10.00am. Vaughan will be speaking about his 15-year journey with family history research on Helen Lavinia Cochrane, an English water colourist and her husband Percy.

Vaughan’s research journey has been far from boring. He will speak about the remarkable events, people, places, travel and experiences he has experienced during his ten journeys to the Ligurian Coast of Italy, the French Riviera and England. This illustrates how historical research is far from being a boring occupation. 

History week events are always popular at the Library and this is one not to be missed if you are undertaking family history research. The talk is free and no bookings are required. For more information on this event and other library events head to the library website at or follow Lithgow City Council Libraries on Facebook.

An overview of Helen Cochrane’s biography is available at