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Memorial curation drop-in sessions

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No bookings are required to take part in the memorial curation drop-in session on February 7. Pictured: examples of memorials throughout the region

A walk-in consultation session will provide residents with one last opportunity to contribute stories before the design of the Anzac Park redevelopment commemorative spaces begins.

The consultation opened in October with stories and images of local veterans and service animals being sought to help shape the design of the Anzac Park redevelopment’s commemorative spaces.

Collating the stories is the first step in creating a significant local Anzac tribute, with detailed design of a range of memorials and interpretive artwork to be undertaken as a separate engagement process.

Ex-service organisations have been directly engaged with by consultant Niche Environment and Heritage however this memorial curation drop-in session, and an online survey, are providing an opportunity for the general community to share their history.

When the consultation was launched Mayor Jack Dempsey said the Anzac Park redevelopment would feature commemorative spaces dedicated to the region's service personnel.

“It will consist of an Anzac Avenue memorial walk with opportunities to display names, locations or significant events involving local service personnel and service animals,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“I encourage anyone with information, stories, memories, images, documents and anything else related to the region’s service history to take part in this consultation process.

“We have such a rich history and it's one that should be showcased in a significant and unique way.

“Whether its information about your own service, the ex-service organisation you represent, or stories shared by family and friends, this survey will provide everyone with an opportunity to build upon our local history so that it will be forever remembered.”

Take part in the memorial curation drop-in session

Where: Bundaberg Civic Centre, 190 Bourbong Street, entry from Buss Park
When: Tuesday 7 February, 10 am – 2 pm
Bookings are not required, members of the public can walk-in for the memorial curation drop-in sessions.

Find the online survey here.

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