Local Anzac history on tour in the North Burnett

Nov 14, 2018 | Front Page Feature, News

Exhibition now on tour…

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Rachel Chambers is pleased to advise that the ‘North Burnett – bringing remembrance into reality’ project, funded by the Queensland Government’s Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program, is now on tour.

“The project, developed in partnership with local RSL’s, historical societies, schools and youth workers provides a virtual reality interpretation of local First World War history and stories,” Mayor Chambers said.

Mayor Rachel Chambers thanked the Queensland Government for the funding and acknowledged that the project will raise community awareness on three different themes based on ‘Camp life’, ‘Family life back home’, and ‘Coming home’ through the use of new virtual reality technology.

“The virtual reality project will encompass audio and visual accounts, diary excerpts, archive film, photos and other memorabilia, and will allow the viewer to not only hear and see these stories, but to interact and engage with the footage,” Mayor Rachel explained.

“I encourage all community members to call into your local library and experience this insightful, educational and interactive exhibition commemorating local families, local history and local stories,” Mayor Chambers said.

The ‘North Burnett – bringing remembrance into reality’ project will be appearing at the following venues / dates:

  • Gayndah – Monday, 12 November through to 12noon Monday, 19 November 2018
  • Mundubbera – Tuesday, 20 November through to 12noon Monday, 26 November 2018
  • Eidsvold – Tuesday, 27 November through to 12noon Monday, 3 December 2018
  • Monto – Tuesday, 4 December through to 12noon Monday 10 December 2018
  • Mt Perry – Tuesday, 11 December through to 12noon Monday 17 December 2018
  • Biggenden – Tuesday 18 December 2018 through to Fri 11 January 2019

For further information regarding the ‘North Burnett – bringing remembrance into reality’ project please contact Council’s Communities team on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email Council.

  

Examples of memorabilia on display in the ‘North Burnett – bringing remembrance into reality’ exhibition.

For more information regarding the Queensland Anzac Centenary see www.qld.gov.au/anzac100

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