We are a small group of volunteers, mainly from the
local area, with varied interests and experience. Among the members of
our group are mums, dads, grandparents, a programmer, designers, retired
teachers, artists, unemployed people and public servants. Most of us had
little or no knowledge of bush regeneration when we began. By learning
on the job we now know a lot more! Many members of our group have gone
on to attend courses run by council, TAFE and other institutions, or done
their own individual research. This means we have a fairly diverse range
of knowledge and skills within our own ranks.
In 1997 a group of local residents decided to act on their concern that native plants in the gully were being smothered by exotic weeds. During that year they sought professional advice and council support to begin the rescue project. Within a year the Bronte Gully Bushcare Group had become a well-established branch of Waverley Bushcare, gaining much interest and involvement from the local community.
Over the years the group has changed, volunteers have come and gone, but there has always been a core group to keep the project going.
Any information regarding the history of the area is of interest to us, particularly the flora and fauna predating European settlement.
For general reference regarding history of the Waverley area, including indigenous history, see the Waverley Council website.