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