What we collect

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

The collection is arranged on the following themes:

Community involvement in war Captain Frank Coen, KIA 28July 1916
Yass and district people Elizabeth Petty (c1808-1876)
Commerce and trade Hibernian Hotel
Local infrastructure Railway Duplication Works, Yass Junction.
Agriculture Threshing the grain
Burrinjuck Dam Workers employed in the construction phase
Education Manton School
Buildings of cultural and commercial interest Yass Mechanics' Institute, c1869
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 that of the Yass Valley Council.

Early settlers cottage, Taemus, Yass, c1905. [YDHS Inc]

Yass Valley Council

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