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HISTORY
of the
HISTORY GROUP

         
The self funded Dublin History Group was first formed in July 1997 by four Dublin residents, who felt there was a great need to preserve the history of the area for future generations and while the remaining few older members of our community were still able to pass on their precious knowledge.
There was no public recognition of the Hundred of Dublin War Veterans, although all the towns Institute Halls proudly display their War Honour Rolls.

Today, we have seven active members with many residents, both past and present donating photographs, historical knowledge and artifacts, money and time to help preserve the Hundred of Dublin's History.

 
  ACHIEVEMENTS
   
 
In December 1998 we published our first book. A bright green, hard covered publication, titled 'Dublin South Australia Yesterday and Today,' followed by a second book, in 2001, 'Memories of Dublin' in joint celebration of Dublin Townships 125th birthday and of one hundred years of Federation.
 

A time capsule was buried in Dublin's Lion's Park the same day the book was launched.
 
Early 2000 we opened our first account with the Virginia Community Bendigo Bank Branch, followed by the group growing to six members and becoming incorporated in April 2000.
 
In 2002, with the aid of a Veterans Affairs grant we restored the W.W.I veterans photograph collection in the Dublin Institute.
 
 In November 2003 we researched and sponsored the erection of a War Memorial and Pioneer Path listing the names of the War Veterans of the Hundred of Dublin, again in the Lion's Park, for all wars with the assistance of a Veteran Affairs grant, the Mallala District Council and public donations
 
A current project, is endeavoring to collect as many photographs of the heroes listed on the Memorial, as possible, and to mount them on framed matt boards, including their Rank, Name, Battalion/Squadron etc., when they Enlisted and when they were Discharged. If possible we are also considering including where each veteran served.
 
Another project that saw fruition in 2006 was to sponsor a granite slab at the Dublin Cemetery documenting as many names as possible of residents known to be buried in the grounds, but their plot numbers were never recorded. $1400-00 was donated towards this project. Seventy five unmarked graves have previously been identified by a member three years ago, with markers being made, giving all relevant details. It was very difficult to decipher the writing of a number of the names documented in the Cemetery Register. However, with the assistance of the Police Forensic, we have been able to verify an additional thirty four.
A few more pictures of the unveiling can be found at the Australian Cemetery's Web Site HERE
  

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