A long legacy the region should treasure
WE DO many things well here on the Granite Belt.
But one thing we do better than most is honour the region’s legacy.
We’re a few days out from Remembrance Day and it’s set to be a special one out at Amiens. Soldier settlers played such a pivotal role in shaping the district as we know it today.
Few can imagine the lives they led. War weary and shipped off to foreign land, dropped in the bush and told to make do.
If not for their resilience and attitudes, how would the Granite Belt look today?
They passed on their traditions and left a lasting mark for future generations to continue.
I dare say they’d be humbled and proud that their descendants and successors have gone to great lengths to ensure they’re never forgotten. The Amiens History Association needs a standing ovation for the tireless work they’ve undertaken to honour the soldier settlers’ legacy.
They’ve traced, collected and collated artefacts and family histories to paint a clear picture of where this region started.
It’ll all culminate with a special Remembrance Day service and unveiling out at Amiens for their Legacy Centre. Let’s hope that in another 100 years’ time there’s still people in this district who will take up the charge and continue to preserve what’s been done up until now.