Learn some his­tory, eat and run

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS - Han­nelore Hep­burn

THE his­tory of Aus­tralind will be the fo­cus of a se­ries of activities on Satur­day, May 13, to mark the 175th an­niver­sary of the town.

Har­vey His­tory On­line and the Aus­tralind and Dis­tricts His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety have joined forces to com­mem­o­rate the event in a Hit and Run His­tory Day.

It will give peo­ple an op­por­tu­nity to look at the his­tor­i­cal build­ings and find out more about their ori­gins. The town re­ceived its name from a com­bi­na­tion of Aus­tralia and In­dia in the be­lief the area would be used for breed­ing horses for the Bri­tish In­dian Army.

Activities will kick off in the Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­tre from 10am and the Aus­tralind Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety will also open from 10am to 12 noon.

A bring-your-own lunch at Ri­d­ley Park at noon al­lows peo­ple to meet up be­fore the start of the half-hourly self-drive tours.

The point of in­ter­est will be Hen­ton Cot­tage at 1pm and mo­torists can fol­low in con­voy to the Aus­tralind Me­mo­rial at 1.30pm, the Aus­tralind Ceme­tery at 2pm, Up­ton House at 2.30pm and St Nicholas Church at 3pm, where Devon­shire Tea is avail­able for sale.

Com­mit­tee mem­ber Wendy Dick­in­son said the day was an op­por­tu­nity for res­i­dents to find out about the his­tory and the her­itage value of the area.

“Mem­bers of the his­tor­i­cal groups will be at each lo­ca­tion to give a short talk and an­swer ques­tions,” Mrs Dick­in­son said.

“It will be an in­for­mal event to cel­e­brate our her­itage and peo­ple can just turn up.”

For more in­for­ma­tion visit the Har­vey His­tory On­line web­site or Mem­o­ries of Har­vey Shire Facebook page.

It will be an in­for­mal event to cel­e­brate our her­itage and peo­ple can just turn up.

– Aus­tralind Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety com­mit­tee mem­ber Wendy Dick­in­son

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