Heritage Week dis­play at the Childers li­brary

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AUS­TRALIAN Heritage Week is an an­nual na­tional cel­e­bra­tion of Aus­tralia’s unique heritage.

It is an op­por­tu­nity for all Aus­tralians to join to­gether to cel­e­brate the re­gion’s rich his­tory and old build­ings.

Aus­tralian Heritage Week will run from April 17 to 24.

Childers li­brar­ian Denise Rap­kins said the li­brary would have many great dis­plays, high­light­ing the heritage of Childers.

“We have many his­tor­i­cal build­ings and a rich his­tory, it’s the ideal time to ac­knowl­edge our his­tory,” Mrs Rap­kins said.

“The Childers Li­brary will be run­ning a Pow­erPoint of pho­tos from around the re­gion all week, in an on­go­ing dis­play.

“I will also have a dis­play of old maps for in­ter­ested lo­cals to come in and have a look.”

On the morn­ing of April 21 at 10am the li­brary will host a guest speaker, Shirley Oak­man, who will be talk­ing about the re­search in­volved in pro­duc­ing her books.

“Mrs Oak­man’s books are about the lo­cal sol­diers who served in WWI,” she said.

“It is great read­ing and I am sure many lo­cals will be in­ter­ested in the topic.”

The com­mu­nity is in­vited to visit the li­brary dur­ing Heritage Week and to en­joy the in­ter­ac­tive dis­plays.

“The li­brary also has its own com­put­ers set up with ac­cess to An­ces­tors.com and is free for the com­mu­nity to use,” Mrs Rap­kins said.

The Childers li­brary this year will con­tinue to host more events to ed­u­cate and en­ter­tain all ages.

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