Maffra and District Historical Society

M&DHS operates the Maffra Sugar Beet Museum, part of the Local History Collection at the Maffra Library, and a Dairy Museum at the Robotic Dairy at Winnindoo.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gippsland Guardian Fundraising

Wellington Shire Heritage Network Inc is delighted to announce they have received funding of $4,000 from a Wellington Shire Community Grant towards putting the Gippsland Guardian online through Trove from 1855 to 1868.

This is Gippsland's first newspaper - the Gippsland Times is already online from 1861 to 1954, but this takes us six years further back, in a vital time in Gippsland's history, especially for gold discovery. The Guardian was published at Port Albert, but covered as far as Bairnsdale and Omeo, so the importance of this newspaper cannot be overstated.

Maffra and District Historical Society will be lending the other $3,300 needed so that arrangements can begin now, while fundraising takes place.

If you feel you would like to be part of making this vital history available to everyone, donations (no matter how small!) can be forwarded to

The Treasurer, Wellington Shire Heritage Network, C/ Post Office, Briagolong 3860, or check if your local historical society, family history group or kindred organisation is a member, and accepting donations.


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