Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

Pat Smith, re­cip­i­ent of RADF Round 3 fund­ing for her her­itage pro­ject ‘Prov­ing Buri­als in Gayn­dah and Dis­trict Pre-lo­cal Records’ is ex­cited to ad­vise that her re­search is avail­able for the pub­lic to view as a ref­er­ence doc­u­ment (pho­to­copies are strictly pro­hib­ited). The ben­e­fit of Pat’s con­tri­bu­tion to ge­nealog­i­cal tourism in the North Burnett is im­mense as Coun­cil now holds proof of burial ar­chives through­out the re­gion that were not pre­vi­ously avail­able. Fam­ily his­tory is one of the rea­sons so many tourists come to the North Burnett. To some, it is al­most an ob­ses­sion and to have records of the names of those buried in Gayn­dah, on the many prop­er­ties, on river banks and be­side roads fur­ther en­hances the ap­peal of a visit to our dis­trict. Whilst the copies of the death cer­tifi­cates are sub­ject to copy­right (i.e. strictly not al­lowed to pho­to­copy them), the fact that they can be re­ferred to in our re­gion without hav­ing to travel to Bris­bane to ac­cess the Qld State Archive is a strong point to en­cour­age fam­ily re­searchers to our re­gion. The North Burnett Re­gional Coun­cil and the State Gov­ern­ment through Arts Queens­land funded this pro­ject through a grant from the Re­gional Arts De­vel­op­ment Fund to the value of $15,951.00. Con­tact Coun­cil on 1300 MY NBRC (1300 696 272) if you are in­ter­ested in ac­cess­ing this data­base. Pic­tured, Cr John Zahl, Pat Smith and Cyn­thia Berthelsen at the Gayn­dah Ceme­tery to mark the end of the pro­ject.

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