Gunning News with Ann Darbyshire | March 31


Keith Brown, research officer with Gunning & District Historical Society, launched his latest publication “Where Once the Wagons Went” at the Breadalbane Community Hall last Sunday. It provides an introduction to some inns and innkeepers of early Gunning, from Breadalbane to The Gap on the Old South Road 1830-1899.

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OLDEN TIMES: Keith Brown at the launch of his latest publication "Where Once the Wagons Went" at the Breadalbane Hall.

OLDEN TIMES: Keith Brown at the launch of his latest publication "Where Once the Wagons Went" at the Breadalbane Hall.


The campaign against the resurrected AGL gas-fired power station at Dalton is gathering a whopping head of steam. Community members are waging a very sophisticated social media blitz plus a petition with keen interest shown from the media. Regrettably, any support from elected representatives at all levels of government appears tepid at best.

AGL has called a Public Community Engagement meeting for Wednesday, April 5 at 7pm, St Matthews Hall Dalton. This meeting is after the original deadline for public submissions before pressure had this extended to Thursday, April 13.  

AGL is requesting two years to re-consider its future options while community members were originally given two weeks to consider theirs. Various adjectives to describe this spring to mind but I will content myself with asymmetric - very.


The String Contingent, a trio of double-bassist, violin and guitarist played to a record crowd of over sixty people at the Gunning Courthouse on March 19.

As concert goer Michael de Percy enthused, “One should never underestimate the aural power of a trio and these three young musicians did not disappoint.”

The Gunning Focus Group has been bringing fine artists to Gunning since 1998. Its next presentation is Adhoc Baroque, performing at St Edmund’s Anglican Church, Sunday 23 April 2pm. This program includes the Australian premier of Brunetti’s Stabat Mater.


  • Sun 2/4 10am-12noon, free skateboard workshop @ Showground
  • Sat 8/4 Haulin the Hume truck convoy through Gunning after lunch.


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