Open­ing of six signs in Mareeba

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THE Meet­ing of Wa­ters will of­fi­cially be opened next week pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion to tourist and vis­i­tors Mareeba.

The in­for­ma­tion shel­ter is lo­cated at Ro­tary Park, Mareeba and was con­structed by the Bar­ron Catch­ment Care or­gan­i­sa­tion, with sup­port from the Mareeba Shire Coun­cil and Rise. The shel­ter now con­tains six in­for­ma­tive signs that out­line the ma­jor im­por­tance that the Bar­ron River and Gran­ite Creek has played through­out his­tory, to the peo­ple of the Mareeba. The six signs in­clude his­tor­i­cal facts and sto­ries re­lat­ing to in­dige­nous, pi­o­neer­ing and mod­ern times. Bar­ron Catch­ment Care vice chair Ge­off Dick­in­son said he was truly grate­ful of the sup­port of the Mareeba com­mu­nity that was for the project. “I have worked with some amaz­ing peo­ple from the Mareeba His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, Mu­luridji Tribal Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion and Mareeba Her­itage Cen­tre who have such a depth of knowl­edge and love of their lo­cal com­mu­nity” he said. The open­ing cer­e­mony will be held at Ro­tary Park, Byrnes Street, Mareeba at 3:30pm on Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 20. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able from Bar­ron Catch­ment Care on phone 40 95 7109.

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