I congratulate the Burwood and District Historical Society on its recent celebrations of 40 years as a local, not-for-profit community organisation.
The society was formed in 1978, with a vision to preserve the rich history of Burwood.
Since then, the society has worked with the local community to carry out research, to educate the broader public, to collect and display important historical documents and, most importantly, to preserve and enhance Burwood's heritage and environment for future generations.
I draw special attention to the amazing efforts of the executive team, specifically President Cecily Gray, John Johnson, Cheryl Kemp, Hilary Morrissey, Ian Hemming, Jon Breen, Gay Simpson and Jeff Walker. I recognise all past and present members of the society over the past 40 years who have contributed to the success of the organisation.
Once again, I congratulate the society on its remarkable achievement and thank it for its valuable years of service to the community.