Early Biggenden district settler William Henry Walsh, owner of Degilbo and Monduran stations, circa 1860. Photo courtesy State Library of Queensland.
Early Biggenden district settler William Henry Walsh, owner of Degilbo and Monduran stations, circa 1860. Photo courtesy State Library of Queensland. Contributed

Wall of Fame builds steam

EXPRESSIONS of interest are still open for a proposed Wall of Fame in Biggenden, which would honour early settlers to the district, ahead of a meeting with council in mid-July to discuss the project.

Project co-ordinator Moira Thompson said nearly 20 people had so far expressed an interest in remembering about 50 ancestors.

"This is a great response,” Ms Thompson said.

The wall is planned to include settlers who lived within the current 4621 postcode from 1800 to the early 1900s.

It will feature photographs and information about those settlers.

Design, location and funding via grant applications are yet to be confirmed, and these will be discussed at the meeting with the council.

Suggestions for the wall's location include Beiers Park, either near the flagpole or further down near the bottle tree, or spread throughout town to encourage a "history walk”.

Expressions of interest are available from Biggenden Post Office and the council offices.


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