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Heritage and history celebrated through virtual tours

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Quench your curiosity with virtual tours of the region's heritage and historic places and spaces as part of the the Australian Heritage Festival.

A virtual display of the Bundaberg Region's unique heritage buildings and historic places will be showcased during the Australian Heritage Festival when it begins today.

Curiosity will be the theme of the local, online event and will explore the stories behind some of the region's most interesting buildings as part of the nation-wide festival.

The Australian Heritage Festival is the country's largest community-driven heritage event, held from 1 April to 31 May.

Hosted by the National Trust, the festival is set to bring heritage to life once more, encouraging the community to actively wonder, investigate and learn about natural, cultural, Indigenous, living and built heritage around the nation.

Mayor Jack Dempsey said a series of virtual tours would be rolled out from today until the end of May to celebrate the region's buildings and unique places, quenching the curiosity of those wanting to know more.

“Our region is home to many fascinating heritage-listed buildings and wonderfully-unique historic places,” he said.

“This event is a great opportunity to explore not only the in-depth history, but also the architectural oddities, ghastly ghost stories and more!

“The videos will showcase spaces including the Holy Rosary Church, the Gin Gin Rail Station and Paragon Theatre, to name a few.

“The month-long event will also feature 360° virtual tours of the only known cylindrical brick water tower in Queensland and will dive into the unusual construction methods of Saltwater Creek Bridge.”

The Curious Heritage of Bundaberg virtual tours will launch today and will be available throughout the entire Heritage Festival.

You can view the first virtual tour, which features the Christ Church building, here.

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