GERRINGONG & DISTRICT

       HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

The GDHS is a small but active society dedicated to preserving the history of the Gerringong district.

The boundaries of the area covered range from Mount Pleasant and Omega in the north, to Rose Valley, Willow Vale and Foxground in the west, and to Broughton Village, Toolijooa, Harley Hill, Gerroa and Seven Mile Beach in the south. In the centre of the area lies the town of Gerringong itself, and the nearby area of Werri Beach.


The Gerringong area was first settled in the late 1820s, initially by cedar cutters. As the land was cleared, dairy farming became the predominant industry, and remains so to this day. The town of Gerringong was officially proclaimed on January 17th, 1854.

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So come and visit us!

Learn about Gerringong and District's rich history.

Our exhibit of local dairying and farming history includes dozens of artefacts from properties in the region.


Scale models of local buildings display our varied architectural past.

Learn about Sir Charles Kingsford Smith's epic 1933 trans-Tasman flight from Seven Mile Beach to New Plymouth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also have local family history records, census data as well as hundreds of books and photographs...


 

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