RADF HERITAGE PROJECT - PROVING BURIALS IN GAYNDAH & DISTRICT
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.