If you are interested in becoming a member of the Gundaroo Literary Institute Inc and supporting one of the many Gundaroo properties owned and managed by members of the community please contact us at LiteraryInstitute@gundaroo.org. Membership costs $10 per year.
The Gundaroo Literary Institute and Library is a historic building in the main street of Gundaroo. The land houses the Gundaroo Fire Brigade. Over the years, the building has been used as the local library, a social centre and a meeting room for public groups and trusts of the village. It is currently used by the Gundaroo and District Historical Society for its meetings and exhibitions.
The Literary Institute was built in 1888 by William Affleck as a cottage for rent. In 1897 when a member of the NSW parliament, he donated the land and building to the village’s Mutual Improvement Society which used it as a place of learning, library and reading-room. More information on the history of the building can be found here.
Management of the Gundaroo Literary Institute and Library was originally established under a private trust. In 2023, ownership of the property was transferred to Gundaroo Literary Institute Incorporated, a registered charity established for the purpose of maintaining the property for the benefit of the village.
Ian Jones, President