Long-time WCPS member and bushwalk guide Ute Foster recently completed a year-long labour of love. Since Judy Finlason’s death a year ago, Ute has been using her skills as an ex-librarian to sort and catalogue Judy’s many boxes of old Wolli Creek Valley memorabilia and historical documents reaching back to the early days of the Society’s fight to save the Valley from development in the 1980s.

Ute recently delivered three more boxes of these WCPS archives to Campsie Library.  They now have two boxes of 25 scrapbooks and three boxes of other materials like bound copies of early Updates (1987-2006).  The local history librarians Jennifer Madden and Courtney Simpson are excited to add these items to the library’s local history collection.

You can contact the library if you would like to go in and have a look at this fascinating historical material. The library plans to eventually digitize the collection so it can be accessible online. They also look forward to receiving historical material still held by other older Society members.

If you have anything of interest, please contact the library.

Thanks for making this happen Ute!