PAST & PRESENT: The Maryborough Chronicle team back in the late 1800s.
PAST & PRESENT: The Maryborough Chronicle team back in the late 1800s. Contributed.

Chronicle calls on the community for historic photos

THE Fraser Coast Chronicle is calling on readers from across the region to submit their historic photos for the upcoming Fraser Coast Past & Present publication.

Fraser Coast Chronicle general manager Brett Hanwright said upcoming Fraser Coast Past & Present would be the story of the region in photos.

"It will combine some fantastic old black and white photos from numerous sources with up-to-date digital images of today,” Mr Hanwright said.

The publication is set to feature the entire expanse of Fraser Coast Regional Council, south from Bauple to Burrum Heads in the north. As well as west from Teebar to Fraser Island in the east, including Hervey Bay and perhaps the region's most historic town, Maryborough.

Fraser Coast Chronicle editor Jordan Philp said this publication would be a trip down memory lane for many readers.

"We are proud to bring the history of the area to you in an easy-to-read keepsake that will be a valuable addition to your bookshelf,” Mr Philp said.

Fraser Coast Regional Council deputy mayor George Seymour said the publication would help provide a connection between the present and the past.

"There is no better way of understanding our history than to visit historic sights and understand how they have changed and what has remained intact,” Cr Seymour said.

"These historic places provide an enduring connection to different stands of our region's history and by visiting them and learning about them, history comes alive.”

Those wishing to submit images of significant landmarks and buildings to be recreated in Fraser Coast Past & Present can either drop into the office, Shop 2A, Central Plaza, 7 Central Ave, Hervey Bay, or email emily.black@frasercoastchronicle.com.au.

If you don't have digital copies, please drop into the office where it can be scanned in.

Please include the image, the street name, suburb and approximate year it was taken.

Any additional information relevant to the building or landmark and its current status is welcome.

Fraser Coast Past & Present is due to be released in December 2017. Readers can purchase copies for $9.95 from local newsagents.



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