Nominate objects or places for Fraser Coast history book

WOULD you like to nominate an object or a place to help tell the history of the Fraser Coast?

Heritage Advisory Committee chairman George Seymour said 50 nominated objects and places would be used as the thread linking together a book, detailing the history of the Fraser Coast, to be published later this year. 

The councillor for heritage said the concept was inspired by the British Museum's critically acclaimed A History of the World in 100 Objects.

"The idea is to present a history that can be traced, interpreted and experienced through publicly accessible objects and places," he said. 

One such item that is likely to be featured is the only remaining section of the boat believed to have burned down when it was moored to the wharf at the Original Maryborough Site in the early 1850s.

The fire also destroyed George Furber's Inn.

"This artefact helps to tell the story of a major event and turning point in the history of Maryborough," Cr Seymour said.

Determining which objects and places would be included would be based on:

  • Located in or linked to the Fraser Coast region
  • Able to be photographed
  • Accessible to the public
  • Demonstrative of a particular event, theme, aspect, individual, group or time in the Fraser Coast's history

The panel would also consider:

  • Good chronological coverage
  • Good geographic coverage
  • Inclusion of indigenous and non-indigenous aspects

Submissions can be made by emailing George.Seymour@frasercoast.qld.gov.au or by posting a letter to Councillor George Seymour, Fraser Coast Heritage Advisory Committee, PO box 1943, Hervey Bay, Qld, 4655.

For more information, phone Cr Seymour on 0448 183 372.

Councillors Robert Garland and George Seymour inspect the only remaining section of the boat believed to have burned down when it was moored to the wharf at the Original Maryborough Site in the 1850s.
Councillors Robert Garland and George Seymour inspect the only remaining section of the boat believed to have burned down when it was moored to the wharf at the Original Maryborough Site in the 1850s. Contributed


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