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Mayor opens refurbished Exeter Hall

March 20, 2017Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead has today officially opened the newly refurbished Exeter Hall. Speaking at the opening the Mayor said the hall had long been a part of the Exeter village social scene. “Over the course of its 115 year history, Exeter Hall has played host to hundreds of dances, concerts, socials and...

Heritage Circuit commemorates Ironworks history

May 15, 2015Posted in: Community, Events

The Shire’s ironworks heritage is set to be rekindled with the launch of a new heritage circuit detailing the history of the industry which helped forge the town of Mittagong a century and a half ago. Twelve sites will feature as part of the Fitz Roy Iron Works Heritage Circuit to be launched in time...

Nominations now open for Wingecarribee Heritage Awards

February 5, 2015Posted in: Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on nominations for the 2015 Wingecarribee Heritage Awards. Council’s Heritage Land Use Planner explained the significance of the awards. “The Southern Highlands contain some of the most beautiful heritage buildings across the state,” said Sarah Farnese.  “In fact over 300 individual heritage items can be found spread across our Shire.”...

Church and cemetery tours to reveal local history

July 26, 2013Posted in: Events

Attention all local history buffs! As part Sesquicentenary celebrations of Bowral and Moss Vale, Wingecarribee Shire Council will conduct tours of local churches and cemeteries in the two towns. Many of the early pioneers of the region, including members of the Throsby family, are buried in cemeteries throughout the Highlands. The day-long tours are a...

Wingecarribee Libraries help keep local history alive

July 4, 2013Posted in: Community

Historic local newspapers can now be read online thanks to an initiative by Wingecarribee Public Libraries, Friends of Wingecarribee Libraries and the National Library of Australia. Through the National Library’s Australian Newspaper Digitisation Program, the Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer (published from 1884 – 1901), Bowral and Robertson Free Press (1901) and Bowral...

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