"Friends Of Gwalia"

The Shire of Leonora is determined to care for and conserve the building, object and archive collections at Gwalia for today’s and future generations, and to provide a first rate museum for locals and visitors alike. The Gwalia Reference Group makes recommendations to the Leonora Council in relation to the focus of work at Gwalia.

The Shire invites interested people to join Friends of Gwalia, a support base for activities at Gwalia. The purpose of the Friends of Gwalia is to support the aims of the Shire and the Museum, generate interest in Gwalia and to help fund small projects identified by the Gwalia Reference Group.

It is hoped to form a local network from which to draw assistance for busy bees, events and the like. The Friends Group is also a means by which those associated with Gwalia and Leonora but living outside of the region can support the Shire and community in maintaining Gwalia as a museum and tourist attraction. There may also be projects that supporters would like to be involved in.

Funds generated through the Friends of Gwalia will remain separate from other Shire funds and will be used for specific targets set by the Reference Group each year. The target for 2012/13 was a weekend event on 28 & 29 September 2013 to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Sons of Gwalia Mine.

If you would like to become a Friend of Gwalia, please click here for the subscription form.

Subscribers will receive a quarterly newsletter, updates of important events and the satisfaction of knowing that they are supporting Gwalia Museum and the Shire of Leonora. 

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