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Explore Stroud on Locals Day

Stroud & District Historical Society’s ‘Locals Day’ on April 30 sounds like a lovely way to explore the history that surrounds us in Stroud! Whether you’ve lived in Stroud all your life, or just moved to town, the society welcomes all locals to spend some times getting to know the historic village we all call […]

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Stroud cold case inquest

Would you like to be involved in possibly solving Stroud’s most infamous criminal cold case? Researchers Louise and Gerald Steding are investigating the 1878 unsolved double murder of Alan and Mary McAskell. They met with Stroud and District Historical Society members over the weekend to plan a mock inquest into the murders to be held […]

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History tour for Probus group

Stroud turned on a perfect day on Wednesday for Stroud and District Historical Society to welcome another group of keen amateur historians to to the village this week. Historical society president Rodney Gorton introduced members of the North Ryde Combined Probus Club to Stroud’s rich history,  showing them through Stroud Courthouse Museum and Quambi House […]

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Snapshot of our history

Stroud’s Central Hotel Stroud’s Central Hotel is a much loved landmark in the village and has been feeding, watering and providing a bed for weary travellers for well over a century. These photos, courtesy of the Stroud and District Historical Society, feature the Royal Mail coach outside the original Stroud Central Hotel around 1910. The […]

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History draws visitors to Stroud

  Stroud’s rich history drew a group of more than 40 retired business people to the village last week. Founding member of the Stroud and District Historical Society (and former Great Lakes Council mayor) John Chadban led members of the Forster District Combined Probus Clubs and the Casino Probus Club on a comprehensive tour of Stroud’s historical highlights.  The group visited Silo […]

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Another Australian Escapes

Stroud Historical Society The following historical News Article from 1918 – ‘The Melbourne Leader’ tells readers about Private K. A Farley from Stroud and his capture at Villers Bretonneaux and subsequent escape from the Germans. You’ll find this article along with other historical information and picture galleries of our region at the Stroud Historical Society […]

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