Community Group of the Month – May – Gundaroo & District Historical Society (GDHS)

Gundaroo & District Historical Society

May 2021

 

The Gundaroo and District Historical Society was established in 2011 to preserve documents, objects and records pertinent to the history of the village and surrounds. It also aims to record the lives of the people who played a part in the formation of the village. The Historical Society is based in the Gundaroo Literary Institute in Cork Street, the main road through Gundaroo.

The Society aims to hold an exhibition once a year. This year, the exhibition will be ‘Anticipate change or become its victim’. It will be held on the weekend of 22–23 May between 10am and 4pm in the Gundaroo Literary Institute.

The exhibition draws on a 1975 report on the ‘Township of Gundaroo’, which was prepared for the National Trust to ‘document the past and assess future development in the village of Gundaroo’. It looks at how Gundaroo was at that time and shows buildings that have been restored, some that have been modified and identifies others that are no longer extant.

A Heritage Walk Guide for Gundaroo depicting many of Gundaroo’s historic buildings and sites has been prepared by the Society. The free brochure can be obtained from many of Gundaroo businesses and is also available, with additional information, online.

Meetings of the Historical Society are held regularly throughout the year and members are welcome to attend.

 

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