Granya Pioneer Museum
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.
The Collection includes around 500 items, including around 300 items made up of photos, booklets and family files.
The collection includes: Land selection records; Photographic and local history; Granya Mining Register of claims book from 1891 to 1913 (with the name, date of claims and location); Granya Post Office Directories from 1884 to 1900 (including a list of 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. For a list of families that we hold information about, please see our website.