The museum is an important asset to the community and district. There are many relics representing many cultures and we have interstate and overseas visitors come to us for research. The purpose of this page is some general information to the public about what we are doing or working on, not a detailed account as we are always busy on extending our database, solving mysteries and doing needed jobs or improvements. To varying degrees many members are working on projects and invariably this is at the member’s own expense. The admission and research fees go towards general running costs and our biannual history tours researched and lead by John Tully have grown to the extent that the money that comes in, every cent of it, allows us to make material improvements to the building.
Lining the Roof:
The Goldfields Historical & Arts Society is very pleased with the new ceiling and surveillance cameras installed at the Dunolly Museum. This work was carried out by Dunolly builder, Graeme Day with help from volunteers in the historical society. The completed work has brightened up the interior, reduced dust and regulated the temperature to the benefit of both items and the public. The surveillance cameras are 24 hour and linked to an offsite storage.
This project was made possible by a major grant from FRRR and two smaller grants from the Maryborough Country Music Club and the Dunolly Welcome Record.
150th Welcome Stranger Nugget Celebrations:
In early February the museum and members are hosting the 150th anniversary celebrations of the finding the Welcome Stranger nugget.