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Granya Pioneer Museum

Doubleday Street Granya Phone: 0457 062 097 or 0407 005 503 Visit Website

The Granya Primary School celebrated its Centenary in 1980, by 1994 though, insufficient pupil numbers saw the School closed down. Members of the community began using the School building and as a way of preserving their heritage, the community researched "And here's to Wallaby Jack" - A Social History of Granya, written by Roger Burns and first published in 1997. The Granya Pioneer Museum began shortly after and was opened in 1998 with donations from many local families which now form part of the collection.

Resources available at the Museum include:
Land selection records,
Photographic and local history,
Granya Mining Register of claims book from 1891 to 1913. (This book has the name, date of claims and location)
Granya Post Office Directories from 1884 to 1900. (A list the names of residents and their occupations at that time)
Newspaper articles dating from 1885 - 1961. (Among these are magisterial inquests into deaths in the area)
The Granya Cemetery Register from 1880.
Granya's World War 1 soldiers medal and attestation records.
Display boards of many Families within the district including photos,
Collections of other information on people and the local area too numerous to list.

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