ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0348 Welsh Society of Canberra Inc. Records

Call Number

HMSS 0348

Collection 

Welsh Society of Canberra Inc. Records

Date Range

1976-2014

Quantity

0.36m (2 manuscript boxes)

Access Conditions

open
(with the exception of membership records which are available only to the Society until 10 years after date of creation)

Copying conditions

with attribution

Related Collections


Formation of the Welsh Society was discussed at an inaugural meeting in October 1976 and it commenced under the name, The Welsh Cambrian Society of the ACT at a General Meeting on 8 February 1977.   The Society was renamed The Welsh Society of the ACT at a Special General Meeting on 22 June 1997.  The name was changed to the Welsh Society of Canberra on 6 December 1998.  Incorporation followed on 17 April 2000. 

Apart from its social aspect, the purpose of the Society is to promote Welsh culture. 

The Welsh Society of Canberra is second the Canberra Welsh group known to exist.  Cymdeithas Cymry Canberra, unconnected to the present Society, existed for a short time in the late 1950s.  Its first Annual General Meeting was held on 30 April 1956 with Haydn Lloyd Davies its first President.

An initial deposit of records was made in July 1996.  They were subsequently removed by the Society.  This deposit returns the original set of records and adds to them.

BOX LIST

BOX NO.

FILE NO.

DESCRIPTION

INCLUSIVE DATES

1

1

Constitutions & Rules:.
copies of Constitutions and Rules December 1998; April 2000; Certificate of Incorporation and. Committee membership 1977- 2012

1977-2012

    

1

2a-c

Committee Minutes

May 1983-November 1994;
February 1995-March 1999;
March 1999-Aug 2012; November 2012-November 2013

    

1

3

Correspondence

1977-1989

    

1

4

Correspondence
Note: Correspondence from 1992 was mainly electronic and ephemeral. See folder 15 for relevant material

1990-1992

    

1

5

Dinner and Function Programs

1977–1989

    

1

6

Membership Lists(incomplete)
Please note these are closed for 10 years from date of creation.

1977-2011

    

1

7

Financial Records:  
Includes Inaugural Meeting attendance. Later financial reports are included in folders 8 and/or 9.

October 1976- Mar 1990

    

2

8

Annual General Meeting Minutes:   

8 February 1977-2013

    

2

9

Reports
Presidents’, Auditors’ etc. See also AGM minutes, for attached reports.

 
    

2

10-12

Newsletters1977-1990 May be incomplete series, issued irregularly; 1991-2006 are incomplete for early period; 2007-2012 complete and issued four times a year

1977-1990
September 1991-October 2006
February 2007-November 2013; February 2014-

    

2

13

Documents & journals representative of the Society’s and members’ activities.

1977-2014

    

2

14

Publications:
Newspaper articles, obituaries; Society Hymn Book and Recipe Book.

 
    

2

15

Correspondence:

2005-

    

2

16

Photographs of Society events and members.
See also folder 17

ca 1999-2010

    

2

17

Welsh/Cornish Folk Dance Group Records.
Including promotional information for social dances and display performances; names of attendees and photographs. There is also an account of the history of Welsh folk Dancing in Australia published in Dawns : Journal of the Welsh Folk Dance Society 2008, pp 19-29.

 
    

2

18

Committee Minutes

2014

    

2

19

Annual General Meeting Minutes

August 2014