2019 is the second year that we are adding Stroud to our list of ghostly venues. Stroud is only an hour out of Newcastle – an easy trip out past Raymond Terrace.
Founded in 1826 by the Australian Agricultural Company (AAC), Stroud is the nation’s oldest surviving ‘company’ town.
A gated community in early times, it still has at its heart four significant buildings erected by the company to form the towns’ educational, social and religious hub. These buildings remain today as a living, working memorial to the convict and free settlers who built Stroud and helped found corporate agriculture in Australia.
The township was started on the back of the hard labour of convicts and the AA Company who started to breeding Merino sheep. After the failure of that they went into the heavy work of growing wheat in the region.
Many famous and influential people came to live in Stroud as it reminded them of the rolling hills of the Cottswolds in England.
The ghosts of Stroud are anxious to talk to us again.
The convicts, the rich and wealthy and the poor landowners one and all have been heard through the spirit box and on EVP’s.
It seems they all still haunt the town equally.
Let’s see what we can uncover as we explore the Court House, the Cemetery and Quambi* House all in the main street.
*Quambi is our jewel here as it have never had electricity nor running water – making it PERFECT for paranormal investigators and ghost hunters.
We meet at 61 Cowper street at the Court House (just across from the hotel)
Dates for 2019 are:
Saturday March 9th – 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday June 15th – 7pm to 9pm
Saturday September 7th 7pm to 9pm
Saturday November 2nd 7.30 pm to 9.30pm
Tickets will be available through Humanitix here on on ‘events’ on our Facebook page closer to the dates advertised.