Promoting history in our streets

Marrickville Council will invest up to $70,000 installing 24 historical signs in the municipality after the Greens initiative gained unanimous support of Marrickville Council.

“The Greens are keen to take history out of the dusty old archives and onto the streets,” said Greens Councillor Max Phillips.

“The signs will include photos from past eras, so that viewers can appreciate the similarities and the enormous changes that have occurred over our history.

“Historical signs in public and significant places are a way of informing and connecting the public, whether they are residents or visitors, with the history of the area and a better sense of place.

“If over time a significant roll out of historical signs occurs, it has the potential to attract visitors from other areas to Marrickville as part of a historical trail, as well as provide local residents with an increased sense of history, place and civic pride,” he said.

“Marrickville has a fascinating and dynamic history and its important for residents, whether they are long-time or have just moved in, to appreciate our history and understand the sense of place.”

The signs will include images of the urban and natural history of the area, as well as Aboriginal history.

Contact: Cr Max Phillips 0419 444 916

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