This small local history group was formed in 2001 and is based in a former football clubroom at the Wandearah Oval about 25 km south of Port Pirie. The group meet regularly and are kept busy ensuring that this rural area’s history is not lost.
Over the years their members have researched and published books on the schools and sport in the district.
Other projects have included: highlighting local historical sites with a series of signs; constructing sheds to house their vintage farm machinery collection, some of which can be seen outside their club room; building a Pioneer Wall at the Wandearah cemetery for the storage of loved ones’ ashes; conducting oral histories of local senior citizens to capture their memories of the Second World War years.
The Society combined forces with the Nurom Whim Historical group and were successful in obtaining funding through the Commonwealth’s Community Development Grants Program to build a Community display shed in 2018. Situated beside the Wandearah Hall and old football oval, it will be used by these groups plus other local history organisations including the Pirie and District Automotive Restorers Club, to display old machinery and tell the stories of the farming history of the area.