Commendation: Friends of Donnelly Village Inc.
The Friends of Donnelly Village came together as a group in 2012 and was formally incorporated as a not for profit organisation in February 2014. The objective of the group is to collect and preserve the history, natural industrial and social fabric of Donnelly Village, including Wheatley Village and Forest Settlement, Donnelly Mill and Donnelly River Village. The friends develop interactive trails, displays and events for locals and visitors to the region. Through hundreds of hours of research and work, the Friends have assembled a significant collection of photographs, drawings, books, manuscripts, ledgers, artefacts, recorded stories and films representing more than 70-years of history which now form a historical and cultural asset for the State.