About The Warwick & District Historical Society Inc.

Since 1966

The Society was formed in 1966, our ABN is 24 601 219 009 and we are endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient Organisation.

We were incorporated on 14th September 1995.

Initially the meetings were held at Scots College and then in premises provided by Warwick City Council in Fitzroy Street. 

The story

In 1968 the Society leased Pringle Cottage for a period of three years, and from then, meetings were held there. When the lease expired, the owner of Pringle Cottage offered it for sale to the Society. The offer was accepted and the Society, in July, 1971 paid a deposit on Pringle Cottage. The final payment was made on 30th September, 1973 and the Society became the owner of Pringle Cottage.

In 1972, Eastwell Hall and the Shepherds Hut were acquired. 

In 1974, the Canning Building was acquired and in 1975 the Toilet block.

In 1982 the Society built The Emporium.

In 1982, the house on 83 Dragon Street was purchased. This building is the meeting room of the Society and houses all the archival material for historical research.

In 1995, when the Warwick Daily News went digital, they built a special building on the grounds and donated their old printing press and all associated equipment to the Society. The building is knows as The Printery and houses many printing equipment of the past.

What we do

The Society has working bees each Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9.00 am to about noon.

The Society has its monthly meetings in Building 83 on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 9.00 am, followed by morning tea.

Annual membership fee is $25.00 per member and there is no joining fee.

Our financial year is 1st January to 31st December each year.

To join, please contact us.