Welcome to the Donald History and Natural History Group website.
We are a voluntary group which aims to bring together people who have a love for their heritage, admire the achievements of people of the past, and desire to discover, record and publicise these people, their lives, and the times in which they lived.
The Group manages the Donald District Archives, Donald Court House Museum and the Agricultural Museum, and part manages the Old Police Camp, all located in the township of Donald, situated approximately 3 hours drive north west of Melbourne, in the state of Victoria, Australia.
In 1972 we were instrumental in gaining recognition of the Mount Jeffcott range as a Flora and Fauna Reserve. Currently we are associated with Friends of Mount Jeffcott and continue to promote and record the unique natural history of our district.
Established in 1962, the Group is always happy to welcome new members.
We meet in the Donald Court House Museum at 7.30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. February, March, April, September, October, and November. Our Meetings for the months May, June, July, and August will commence at 2.00pm. Meetings include a general meeting plus a guest speaker who speaks on an area of local history or natural history. Our annual dinner in November also includes a guest speaker, usually from outside the local area, who speaks on a topic of interest.
Organised bus trips around the district or to areas of special interest are a highlight of the year.
We are active member of the WVAHS and send delegates to Zone and Annual meetings.