PRESERVING HISTORY: Mr Michael Boyd RSL SWQLD Regional Co-ordinator, Mr Trevor Wighton, Cunnamulla RSL member, Mrs Ruby, Gamble Citizens Auxiliary Committee, Mr Bruce Allardice President Cunnamulla RSL and Mr Richard Hayes Cunnamulla RSL member in front of the Honour Board at Cunnamulla library.
PRESERVING HISTORY: Mr Michael Boyd RSL SWQLD Regional Co-ordinator, Mr Trevor Wighton, Cunnamulla RSL member, Mrs Ruby, Gamble Citizens Auxiliary Committee, Mr Bruce Allardice President Cunnamulla RSL and Mr Richard Hayes Cunnamulla RSL member in front of the Honour Board at Cunnamulla library.

Honour Board relocation well received by community

DELVING into the rich history of the World Wars will be made easier for the Cunnamulla community after the relocation of the Honour Board to the library.

In June, Paroo Shire Council received a grant from QLD Veterans Memorial Grants Program to relocate and restore the Honour Board from the Civic Centre to the library, due to its central location and the diversity in visitors.

Librarian of Cunnamulla Library, Tammy Hickey said the relocation of the Honour Board last week has already attracted more people to the library.

“The library is honoured and blessed to display our prestigious honour board because the library is passionate about continuing and supporting education on the history of the World Wars for young people,” she said.

“The addition of the honour board will help particularly with the annual Anzac Competition the library runs in partnership with, the Brisbane RSL AND HMAS Moreton for the past five years.”

Mrs Hickey said the feedback received has been entirely positive, reinforcing to Council the decision to relocate the Honour Board to the library with the full support of the RSL has been the right one.
“The feedback we are receiving is that it is easier to read in the library because it is lower on the wall and is more accessible to a wider, more diverse group,” she said.

“A 15-year-old boy did not even know the Honour Board existed before it was moved to the library.

Cunnamulla RSL president, Bruce Allardice thanked Council for what they have achieved with this board.

“They should give themselves a pat on the back,” he said.

The Honour Board is having a Blessing Ceremony tomorrow at the poignant time of 11am by Sr Maureen Andrews.

Charleville Western Times

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