President:                           Russell Montgomery (02) 4841 0288,

Secretary:                           Sue Montgomery (02) 4841 0288,

Treasurer:                          Rosemary Turner, 0409 244 574

 

The Marulan & District Historical Society Inc. (MDHS) was founded in 2006 and has gone from strength to strength, with currently 53 financial members.

Membership is open to all at an annual fee of $10 – this covers your right to vote at an AGM and attend monthly general meetings, as well as receiving newsletters and mailouts every month.

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 1.00pm at the Uniting Church Hall for a short business meeting and usually a guest speaker with fascinating insights into the local history.

We have a facebook page (Marulan & District Historical Society) where everyone is welcome to post news and articles, as long as they comply with the rules.

The Society at present own 20 merino breeding ewes and these are used to produce first cross border Leicester lambs, which are kept for breeding fat lambs if ewes, or sent to market if wethers. The progeny of the first cross ewes (second cross lambs) are sent to market when grown. The flock will expand by natural breeding and is kept at “Green Hills” Marulan free of all costs for agistment, drenching, shearing etc.

If you are interested in helping the Society in an ongoing way, ewes can be purchased for $50.00 per head (an extremely reasonable price) by contacting Rosemary (0409 244 574). You get full naming rights to “your” ewe and any female lambs she may have, and if you wish, you can be kept up to date with her doings as well as having a photo of her!

At present we are working towards obtaining a storage shed for housing all of our valuable photos, documents and artefacts, which are at present scattered throughout the district in various sheds, garages, shearing sheds, spare bedrooms etc, a most unsatisfactory solution. We are almost halfway to raising the funds needed, so all donations are gratefully accepted.

We are also collecting photos, oral histories, documents and artefacts for preservation and research and if you don’t wish to part with your possessions, but would like to share, we are quite happy to scan them and save to a computer.

We hold various fundraisers in a year from bus trips around historical homes, gardens and other sites, as well as guided town walks, suppers, book stalls and history days. Anyone is welcome to join these events.