Bundaberg Regional Library heritage team leader Sue Gammon examines the Collector Set of postcards and World War 1 heritage publication produced by the Library. The first of the postcards will be released to coincide with Remembrance Day observances.
Bundaberg Regional Library heritage team leader Sue Gammon examines the Collector Set of postcards and World War 1 heritage publication produced by the Library. The first of the postcards will be released to coincide with Remembrance Day observances.

Postcard to commemorate First World War

REMEMBRANCE Day has been chosen by Bundaberg Regional Library as the release date of the first postcard in a set of six produced to commemorate the Bundaberg region's experiences of the First World War.

Council's Venues portfolio spokeswoman Cr Lynne Forgan said that today, Remembrance Day was an ideal time to launch the postcards which are part of the Library's Historypin project - "Remembrance and Honour".

"There are limited quantities of the postcards which will be released at two week intervals.

"There are six great local stories associated with these postcards with the first one telling the largely unknown story of the Kalbar State School memorial.

"The memorial commemorates four locals who were killed in WW1. The school was closed and eventually the rather striking memorial was relocated to South Kolan State School.

"The set of postcards covers important events from Bundaberg, Childers and Gin and each has a concise printed history of the event pictured."

Cr Forgan said the Library's Heritage team had uncovered some incredible information, photos and memorabilia during the Historypin Project that provided a focus of the Bundaberg Region's involvement in World War 1.

"They have also produced a free publication which provides an insight into the region's war memorials, rolls of honour and other notable World War 1 events.

"There are limited copies of this booklet which will be available from the Library at a special "Historyfeast" night on Tuesday, November 24 from 6pm to 8pm."

Copies of the postcards and history booklet are available from all regional library outlets.

Further information on the postcards, publication and Historyfeast is available by contacting the Library on 1300 883 699. Bookings are not required for the Historyfeast presentation.



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