The Jindera Pioneer Museum and Historical Society is facing hurdles in its quest to transfer the old Glenellen school building to the museum site.
President Margaret Wehner said the society was working its way through a series of hurdles in trying to move such an old building, but hoped to relocate the school next year.
"We can't afford to shift it so we need to try and raise money," Ms Wehner said.
She said the society was waiting for quotes on how much the move would cost and considering various options for relocation costs.
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"We're going to try [a community fundraising event], grants from the government, maybe even the department of education, we don't know, we're just keeping our eye on anything that might apply," she said.
"Getting the approval to shift it was the first step, so we've been given the approval from council to go ahead, but there's still some formalities with crown land."
She said the relocating the building without damaging it would be a struggle in itself.
"We might have to take the roof off...and have that rebuilt," she said.
"It may need to be cut in half to shift, simply because it's too big.
"The other problem of course is if it's too high there's the electrical wires that cross the road.
"So there's all those sorts of difficulties shifting something large like that, corners, getting it under trees, getting it into town and getting it on site won't be easy."
Ms Wehner said the society the old school house was important to show the history of the town.
"It would be a wonderful addition to the museum collection," she said.
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