A book following the history of the early settlement of the small village of Wollomombi was launched with about 70 people present at the Armidale Council Chambers on Friday afternoon.
"Wollomombi" was written to be an illustration of how the village served the early landowners and how they connected to the village. The timeline for the village finishes in 1987.
Wollomombi Local Area Committee member Trish McRae said it was a community effort and it was amazing how people came out of the woodwork to produce all sorts of contributions for the book.
"People combined with others to add to the book, and they added photos and maps and what-have-you. Everybody had their little projects to do, and then we had to get them all put together," she said.
"Luckily, Poh Woodland was there to assist us. It's just so wonderful now to see the production of a beautiful book, which combines the contributions of over 30 people.
"Its all combined to create a wonderful story, and Wollomombi is like other places, once you have lived there you just can't forget it."
Funds for the book were obtained by the Armidale Dumaresq Council, but Poh Woodland said Armidale Regional Council was the publisher and had approached her to co-ordinate the project.
"I had a very good editing team consisting of Sue Donnigan, Judy Grieve and myself, and then we have Jo Harrison who did a superb design on the book," Poh said.
"All of these people are volunteers. So there was not a cent spent on any of the people, except for the printing."
Anyone wishing to purchase a copy of the book should enquire at Armidale Regional Council.