Statement of Purpose
To foster historical interests and knowledge, particularly but not exclusively in this district.
To collect, preserve and display items of historical interest in accordance with current policies of the Society.
To compile and keep a historical record of the district.
To work towards the establishment of a Museum.
To work for the preservation of buildings and objects of architectural and historical interest.
To publish and to assist in the publication of works of a historical nature.
To raise funds for the fulfillment of the above projects.
How did the Society Begin
At a Council meeting on the 14th April 1971, at the recommendation of Cr. Don McKay and seconded by Cr. Dick Toner, a motion was voted on that "The Sunshine Council to agree to sponsor a City of Sunshine Historical Society to mark the centenary of the Shire of Braybrook".
Mr Evan Pincus of Sunshine Library talked to people about Sunshine's history and the need for a historical society. He evoked a positive response. A meeting held on 11th December 1972 pass the following resolution:
"We, the citizens of Sunshine, hereby resolve to form the a Historical Society, to be called Sunshine and District Historical Society, and Mrs. O. Ford, and Messrs. E. Pincus, T. O'Brien are hereby authorised to make all necessary arrangements as a working committee for the formation of the Society, and report back to a further meeting in February, 1973".
Interested people who attended the early meetings included;
Mr. Evan Pincus - City of Sunshine Library Staff
Mr. Valentin "Val" Brecel - City of Sunshine Library Staff
Mrs. Olwen Ford - Marian College Teacher
Ms. Edith Popp - Sunshine West High School Teacher
Mrs. Glad Crick - Long-term Resident
Mr. Viv McIntyre - Long-term Resident
Mrs. Jean Patten - Long-term Resident
Mr. Frank Ford - Sunshine High School Teacher
Mrs. Winifred Shilston - Long-term Resident
Mrs. Violet Perry - Long-term Resident
Mrs. Eileen Cox - Long-term Resident