Council has been progressing the development of Weddin Shire Council – Record of Markers Programme through its Heritage Committee. Many residents may be aware of the existence of Markers of Local Events, Persons, Associations and Structures
Markers have social, cultural, historic or political relevance to the past and present people of the Shire and/or to the wider community.
They indicate how an event, person or place contributed to, and help shape, the Weddin Shire. Persons could be cultural, literary, social, community and political figures.
Their installation indicates that the community of that era held the event, person or structure in high esteem to warrant having a marker.
As knowledge about such markers fade from living memory, they can be easily forgotten and lost.
The Record purpose is to capture tangible evidence of the civic history and everyday traditions, and to ensure the Weddin Community has a record of events, persons, organisations, places and structures before they are forgotten or lost.
The Record goal is to create a historic record for future generations.
The Record will add to the resources of the Museum and could be used in promotional and interpretation materials - such as a self-guided walk between O’Brien’s Hill and the Railway station, open days, lectures and seminars, publications, brochures, exhibitions and to entice curiosity and interest about Weddin Shire on the Council web site.
Markers could be:-
For further information please contact Councils Environmental Services Department, Weddin Shire Council 63431212.