National Trust Gawler Branch

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Type of organisation: Community Service
Street number: 59
Street name: Murray
Street suffix: Street
Town or locality: Gawler
Date established: 27 Jan 1966

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The National Trust of South Australia was incorporated by the Act of Parliament in South Australia on the 8th December 1955 and its purposes are possibly best explained by its aims and objects which read:- “For the preservation and restoration of building of architectural, historic and scientific interest, and protection of scenic beauty and for the conservation of land, flora and fauna."

On 27 January 1966, the Gawler Branch of the National Trust of South Australia was formed and with the Old Telegraph Station being under threat of demolition, the branch maintained that it should be preserved and would be an excellent venue for a museum to house the ever-increasing number of items donated. On January 19, 1967, the building was set aside as a reserve for the purpose of the National Trust by the Government Gazette of that day.

Please <click here> to read the minutes of the First Annual General Meeting of the National Trust, Gawler Branch, held in the Trust’s building in Murray Street, on Thursday night, March 9, 1967.

Please <click here> to visit the National Trust Gawler Branch website for opening times and more information.

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