What we collect

The society actively collects documentary material, images and objects that interpret the history of the Yass district and directly
relate to the Objectives of the Society.

The collection is arranged on the following themes:

Yass and district people
Elizabeth Petty (c1808-1876)

Community involvement in war
Captain Frank Coen, KIA 28July 1916

Local infrastructure
Railway Duplication Works, Yass Junction
Commerce and trade
Hibernian Hotel
Threshing the grain
Burrinjuck Dam
Workers employed in the construction phase
Manton School
Buildings of cultural and commercial interest
Yass Mechanics' Institute, c1860
Local organisations
Yass Cadet Nursing Division, 1950s
Physical environment
Burrinjuck Dam, 1969

The Society can acquire objects by gift, donation, bequest, purchase or transfer from another society or institution and if
desired dispose of objects by transfer to another organisation, sell by way of public auction or if appropriate, destruction.

The Society does not accept objects on loan other than in exceptional circumstances, and then only for short term exhibitions.

The area covered by the society collection approximates the area covered by the Yass Valley Council.

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All images on this website are the property of the Yass & District Historical Society Inc and may not be used without the express permission of the Society.

This page last updated: 21 June 2016