WARRANDYTE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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Warrandyte (approx. population 8,000) is situated on the Yarra river, some 35 km from Melbourne. The site of the first official gold discovery in Victoria in 1851 it soon established its character as a small, isolated community situated in a beautiful river valley. Around the year 1900 the miners, orchardists and small farmers were joined by a number of young painters who were founding the Australian nationalist arts tradition. Although now a commuter suburb of Melbourne, the natural beauty, community spirit and sense of independence of Warrandyte has been largely retained.
Source: Warrandyte Diary, page 2
Warrandyte is almost unique in its maintenance of the identity of the village that emerged from the original mining settlement. Ongoing preservation of Warrandyte history is an essential community activity. The Warrandyte Historical Society, established 1976, is a small band of volunteers dedicated to preserving and displaying the history of Warrandyte.
Our mission is:
Today's news is tomorrow's history
These activities include:
Our main resource is the dedication of our volunteer members and the subscriptions of a wider membership, occasionally subsidized by grants.
We invite you to join with us in support of this important work through membership subscription, donations and/or sponsorships.
Preserving the History of Our Town
Incorporated in Victoria, Registration No. A00133113L
This page last modified 8 May 2007
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