A Memorial Page
to a dedicated group of Mt Kembla's history collectors
The text below is a record of what we were doing and achieved. The photo is c. 2009
SO MANY WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Please get in touch if you'd like be part of this initiative to maintain a keeping place in our village. All volunteers will be inducted with our village tour and be given all the information they need to participate.
We've all got something worthwhile to share. Whether it's research, talking to people and making them feel welcome, computers and technology, education, trade skills, creative writing, hand crafts, social media, management, design, policy development, whatever your skills our community's keeping place will benefit from something only you can bring to it.
Just complete the form to the right. Look forward to hearing from you real soon.
What's in it for you?
* Make new friends
* Obtain a sense of community spirit
* Indulge in your passion for local history with like minded people
* Be part of a lasting legacy
* Share your skills and passion with the community
Sharing the history of Mt Kembla with interested visitors is a most rewarding experience. We are always looking for new Tour Guides that can show first hand significant landmarks of the mountain. If you enjoy meeting new people and sharing history, contact us. Work experience seekers and students welcomed.
Family History Research
Volunteers have spent decades researching the families and pioneers of Mt Kembla, Kembla Heights and Cordeaux River Valley areas. If you have a family connection to these areas or just a facination for geneology then come join our volunteers. You'll be in good company.
If you have a passion for local history and a present or past connection with Mt Kembla why not show your support by joining us as a member.
Members have the right to vote at AGM and have a say in preserving the rich history of Mt. Kembla.
In recent years volunteers have begun to research the military history of the Mt Kembla communities.
Much work has been conducted on World War One soldiers, but there are many other conflicts that members of our communities have been involved with. Be sure to get in touch with us if you have a family member you would like us to acknowledge and remember. Alternatively join the Military Research team and share your passion with us.
Mt Kembla Heritage Centre has a growing collection of photographs, archives, audio visual and objects relating to Mt Kembla, Kembla Heights and Cordeaux River Valley areas including mining, agricultural, military and social history. These require documenation, digitisation, cleaning, maintenance, interpretation and proper storage and handling. We're always looking for volunteers to help us update our records and look after our collection.
Special Projects - Living Memorial
Mt Kembla Heritage Centre has begun a project to remember the miners and soldiers who have lost their lives in disasters and wars.
Locally appropriate native trees are being planted for each and every victim. Holes need to be dug, plants need to be watered and young trees need to be protected from deer grazing. Plaques and pinths will be placed with each tree, every name will be remembered in different locations around the village. If you can help with any of these activies please give us a call, we'd love to hear from you.
Do you have an idea for a project to showcase our history? You just might be the person to help us achieve it. Get in touch today.