Welcome to the Cundletown & Lower Manning Historical Society website. For information, click one of the links above.
The Cundletown & Lower Manning Historical Society's major project is the installation of 36 Historic Plaques identifying sites of businesses and buildings of major importance to the history of the town. The plaques were donated by members of the community. Maps showing the location of these plaques and a suggested route for a leisurely stroll in pleasant friendly surroundings can be obtained from the Museum.
The museum is now located in what was the Cundletown hall and features displays on the many industries and businesses in the area. The major display at this time relates to the dairy industry, which was one of the most important industries in the Manning Valley but is now slowly disappearing. The preservation of this industry along with shipping and timber industries is very important.
DVDs and Publications for sale
"Dairy Farming Industry in the Manning Valley"
filmed in the 1960s showing milk production from the farm to the Manning River
Dairy Co-op Factory then following the milk through the factory showing the
$10ea + $3 postage.
"Cundletown: An Historic Publication and DVDs Set. "
Publication available for $12.50 +
postage, or a 2 DVD set highlighting the unveiling of the plaques and
giving more history of each site is also available for $15 + postage.
"Dairy Legends Dinner"
2 DVD set highlighting the very successful dinner honouring 5 "Dairy
Legends" from the Manning Valley.
Being John Radford, Dallas Polson, John Cowan, Barry Chick & John Lattimore.
The DVD's include all speeches from the dinner and along with the "Dairy Farming Industry" DVD give a valuable record of this vital industry to the Manning Valley.
The Museum is trying to relocate to a larger permanent site where a Manning River Dairy Industry Museum will be set up to preserve the history of this industry and all associated industries.
Postal Address: P O Box 58 Cundletown 2430
Phone 6553 9574 or 0428 522 556
Tuesday to Sunday
10am until 3pm
Closed Anzac Day, Good Friday. Easter Sunday, Christmas Day & Boxing Day.
Craft and Coffee Shop
Admission: Adults $3.00.
Children Under 12 years Accompanied by an adult - Free
Children over 12 years $2.00
Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.
For group bookings, see 'Services'.