BECOME A MEMBER

New members are welcomed enthusiastically.

Membership cost $30/y and includes:

  • A copy of our monthly newsletter
  • An Invitation to all planned excursions, and group events.
  • An opportunity to contribute your skills, time & knowledge to the preservation of our local history and the continuation of our organisation.

Please contact us via email to request a Membership Form.

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VOLUNTEER

We're always grateful to anyone who is prepared to volunteer their skills to help us continue to preserve our local history.

Volunteers meet every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm to assist with the following assortment of tasks:

  • Manning the Old Telegraph Station and assisting any visitors through the door.
  • Transcribing hand written work into electronic documents using programs such as Microsoft Word.
  • Documenting two & three dimensional items in our collection; continuing to add to our catalogue.
  • Helping to organise small events.
  • Writing & recording local history - there are so many stories to be told.
  • Compiling documents for cataloguing.

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ATTEND MEETINGS & EVENTS

We meet in The Old Telegraph Station at 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month.

We also host a scattering of events and excursions throughout the year.

Next up on our calendar is:

- 2019 -

AUGUST

  • Monthly meeting: Thursday 15 August 2019.
    • Guest Speaker: will be substituted with the launching of this website!

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

  • Monthly meeting: Thursday 19 September 2019.
    • Guest Speaker: TBC

 

OCTOBER 2019

  • Monthly meeting: Thursday 17 October 2019.
    • Guest Speaker: TBC
  • History Week: 13 - 20 October 2019.
    • Excursion - Wednesday 16 October
      • Where:     A mid-week tour of the old Castlemaine Telegraph Station, the Harcourt Heritage Centre and the Maldon Machinery Museum. BYO picnic.
      • Cost:        $10 per person to pay for the 50-seater bus. Morning tea included.
      • Time:        9:30am departure from Castlemaine Telegraph Station.

 

NOVEMBER 2019

  • Monthly meeting: Thursday 21 November 2019.
    • Guest Speaker: TBC

 

DECEMBER 2019

  • Monthly meeting: None.
    • Guest Speaker: N/A
  • Christmas break-up dinner - Thursday 5 December
      • Where:   Run Rabbit Run Cafe, Castlemaine.
      • Cost:      $40 per person.
      • Time:      6pm.

- 2020 -

JANUARY 2020

  • Monthly meeting: None.
    • Guest Speaker: N/A
  • Summer Excursion: Destination TBC.
    • Excursion - Date TBC
      • Where:     Destination TBC
      • Cost:        TBC
      • Time:        TBC

 

FEBRUARY 2020

  • Monthly meeting: Thursday 20 February 2020.
    • Guest Speaker: TBC
  • Annual Excursion: Portarlington.
    • Excursion - Wednesday 19 February.
      • Where:     Portarlington
      • Cost:        TBC
      • Time:        TBC

 

MARCH 2020

  • Monthly meeting: Thursday 19 March 2020.
    • Guest Speaker: TBC
  • Our 140th Anniversary (17 March 2020)
    • Celebration details to be confirmed.

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MAKE A DONATION

The $30 membership fee contributes approximately $15/y to the organisation's running costs.

We are always incredibly grateful for any financial donations that contribute to the ongoing preservation work we endeavour to undertake.

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