Canowindra history group prepares for anniversary

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 before proceeding to Canowindra for their first raid.
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 before proceeding to Canowindra for their first raid.

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 Canowindra Services Club on Saturday, September 2.

Some of the items to be placed on display are the Jack Hore Memorial 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; the former Moorbel Post office sign and; the evening dress that Diane Smith wore to the Graduation Ball at the end of her HSC Year at Cowra High School 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.

Numbers are needed by Thursday. September 24 with bookings at the Newsagency or by email to Ross Cleary <indigopark@live.com.au>

The students pictured are  Sue Wilcox, Jean Weiss, Anne Street, Diane Smith, Mae Vanderschaar (teacher), Marion Dunkley, Pam Riach, Julie McCarron, Robert Slattery, David Boardman.