A trip back in time with history group

Photo taken in 1967 by Dawn Smith of the class on a visit to Rotherys’ Cliefden homestead near Carcoar. They are standing in front of the 1842 stables, which bushrangers raided to steal three horses.
Photo taken in 1967 by Dawn Smith of the class on a visit to Rotherys’ Cliefden homestead near Carcoar. They are standing in front of the 1842 stables, which bushrangers raided to steal three horses.

Canowindra Historical Society committee members are busy preparing some of its most interesting items for display at the reception in the Historical Museum at 4pm prior to its Golden Anniversary Dinner at the Services Club on Saturday, September 2.

Some are: the Jack Hore Cup and a framed Jack Hore blazer, the Map of Canowindra Railway Precinct designed by John Bradfield who later designed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, a dress made by Merle Hadley of black-out curtains when dress materials were rationed during World War II and the evening dress that Diane Smith wore to the Graduation Ball in 1970.

Diane was one of nine students in the Year 9 History Class whose temporary folk museum in Education Week 1967 led to the formation of the Historical Society. Sadly Diane died in a road accident in August 1972. Five members of that class have accepted invitations to attend the 50th anniversary.

The celebrations are open to all interested and numbers are needed by Thursday, September 24 with bookings at the Newsagency or by email to Ross Cleary <indigopark@live.com.au>