MAKING PLANS: A Hall of Fame meeting held in Beiers Park at Biggenden.
MAKING PLANS: A Hall of Fame meeting held in Beiers Park at Biggenden. Erica Murree

Another brick in the Biggenden wall (of fame)

THE concept plan for the Wall of Fame at Biggenden to comprise a concrete wall in the middle of Beier's Park is taking shape.

Moira Thompson said a map of the original Degilbo Shire, showing the names of properties and who settled where. will be included.

"Each settler from the 4621 area covering Dallarnil, Coalstoun Lakes, to Burnett River, Chowey, Biggenden, south to Lakeside will have a number while geographical and tourist features will also be added," she said.

In the shady location of the park will be a Heritage Walk with signs, about the size of a door on legs which last week's meeting attendees were able to view.

Mrs Thompson said photographs of settlers and short biographical details will include birth, death, where they came from and where they settled, what occupation they had, marriage, children and current descendants .

"Families will be grouped together where possible, as will individuals so that there will be four photographs per side," she said.

"High resolution black and white photographs will be required.

"The cost per photograph will be $200 each."

The remaining costs of construction of the wall, placement of map, lighting, moving flag pole, Heritage Walk Settler signs and concrete will need to be covered by a grant.

At least 100 settlers have been put forward.

At the next meeting on November 21, clarification of those wanting to remember their settler relatives will be needed by November 11. Expressions of Interest forms are available from council office or Post Office.

An aboriginal artist will be invited to add some artistic work to the map.

The group is still looking for a map of Degilbo Shire before amalgamation.

It is hoped the Biggenden Museum will auspice this project. If you would like to help sort out the many forms phone Moira 0458365051 or Colleen 0417779246


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