Time capsule preserves Yarwun Targinnie history



AS THE majority of Yarwun Targinnie residents leave the area, the state government has moved to preserve some of the region's history.

Yesterday the state government announced a $3000 investment towards a time capsule to be buried in the area, possibly within the Targinnie cemetery.

Many Yarwun Targinnie area properties are being reclaimed for expansion of the state development area.

New State Development, Trade and Innovation minister Anna Bligh said it was the government's way of giving something back to the community.

'There will be some changes in the area in the near future, so I think it is important that we can give something back,' she said.

Ms Bligh said that with many residents coming from European backgrounds such as Russia, there were sure to be many interesting stories included in the capsule.

'I can say that the capsule will include photos and maps of the area as well as a copy of the community's history which has been researched by a respected historian, Thom Blake, and funded by the Queensland Government,' Ms Bligh said.

Ms Bligh said the initiative was started by residents in the area and the Calliope Shire Council.

'The Targinnie community wanted its history preserved and we wanted to help them to do that,' she said.

Ms Bligh said steps were being taken to ensure the historic Targinnie cemetery was also preserved.



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