HIS­TORY IN THE MAK­ING

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HIS­TORY was in the mak­ing on Wed­nes­day, as mem­bers of the com­mu­nity gath­ered out­side the Roma Cul­tural Cen­tre for a time cap­sule burial cer­e­mony.

The cap­sule, which in­cludes such items as pho­to­graphs, seeds, draw­ings, news­pa­pers and pieces of lo­cal cul­ture, is sched­uled to be opened in 50 years.

The cap­sule also in­cludes a let­ter from the cur­rent mayor to fu­ture coun­cil lead­ers which out­lines some of the cur­rent is­sues in the re­gion.

The cer­e­mony marks the end of the 150 years of lo­cal gov­ern­ment in Roma cel­e­bra­tions.

Mayor Tyson Golder said the time cap­sule would help pre­serve Roma his­tory for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

“I have done a few time cap­sules over my time, and I think peo­ple re­ally dig it,” Cr Golder said.

“It’s im­por­tant to pre­serve his­tory in this way: You for­get how much the com­mu­nity changes over time.

“This is the cul­mi­na­tion, the end of a great jour­ney, and I would like to thank the Roma his­tor­i­cal lodge and so­ci­ety for or­gan­is­ing the cel­e­bra­tions.”

The time cap­sule was buried in the front foyer of the Roma Cul­tural Cen­tre.

PHOTO: ALEXIA AUSTIN

MAK­ING HIS­TORY: Maranoa re­gional coun­cil­lors over­see the place­ment of the 2017 time cap­sule, in front of the Roma Cul­tural Cen­tre.

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