The mayor of Albury, Alderman Cleaver Bunton, called a meeting in the Albury Town Hall (now MAMA) for Tuesday November 8, 1960 to form the Albury & District Historical Society. The Society was founded to play a part in the preservation and conservation of the history of the city and its surrounding district. Society Bulletin Number One records that the first papers to the Society were delivered at the December 1960 meeting by Mr Milton Mott speaking on “The History of Printing” and Mr Percy Burrows on “The Early Days of Albury.”

A&DHS Mission Statement and Objectives
At the Annual General Meeting of July 2022, Society members voted to formally adopt a new Mission Statement and Society Objectives. It includes the Society’s recognition of First Nations people as the traditional custodians of our land and river. The document replaces all former such documents outlining objectives of the Society.

The new Mission Statement and Objectives includes objectives relating to:

  • Assisting with and supporting the collection, conservation, storage and exhibition of local and regional historical stories, places, materials and artifacts.
  • Provision of a forum for dissemination of information and discussion of topics of local and regional history via publications, monthly meetings of the Society and this website.
  • Interaction and cooperation with other community groups enabling the Society to more readily achieve its objectives.
  • Encouragement of critical and creative thinking about history.

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