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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Drung Drung

The "Days of Drung : a history of the Drung district" story was launched at the Dock Lake Reserve in front of a large crowd last weekend,
The weighty tome of 245 pages was written by Helen Curkpatrick and Wendy Donald,
It is filled with many historic and recent photographs and broken into several sections - the history of the district via its schools, churches, bridges, sporting clubs, fires & floods, and importantly it's soldier settlement.
It is evident that lots of research went into compiling the book, and it's great to see local history books with a variety of photographs as pictures tell another story and add another dimension to the depiction of Drung now and then.

The majority of the book is devoted to the families of Drung, telling their stories and history via reminiscences and pictures. It was clear listening to Drung residents and past-residents, that they were extremely proud of their district and fondly remember the events of earlier times.
Many copies of the book were snapped up by the audience, but more copies are available from the Horsham Historical Society. It comes in two varieties - one with colour photographs and one with black & white.

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