Local project wins silver in state awards
  • Friday 29 August 2008

Sunshine Coast Libraries have won the coveted “Bendigo Bank silver award” in the 2008 Queensland Heritage Awards for the project to digitise the Nambour Chronicle.

The Queensland Heritage Awards are an initiative of the National Trust of Queensland, presented in partnership with the Queensland Heritage Council.

The Bendigo Bank Awards honour heritage projects and conservation on places which are not entered in the Queensland Heritage Register.

On accepting the Queensland Heritage Award silver medal, Heritage Library Coordinator Caroline Foxon said the project showed what strong partnerships between organisations can achieve for the community.

“The Nambour Chronicle provides a fantastic insight into the history of the Sunshine Coast and reminds us all where we came from and the importance of retaining links with our past,” Mrs Foxon said.

“Our partnership with the State Library and technology vendors has enabled delivery of a cutting edge project, enabling access to a treasure trove of information about our local history.

“Our project made available the Nambour Chronicle issues from 1903-1955 in an easy to access format for all to search and enjoy. The website which launched early in 2008 has proved a great success with thousands of visits by people in Australia and overseas,” Mrs Foxon said.

“This award is a fantastic recognition of the achievements of Council’s library service in preserving the past for future generations,” said Peter Macdonnell, manager of the Nambour Branch of the Bendigo Bank.

“Bendigo Bank is proud to be associated with such an exciting project of regional significance.”

Visit the Nambour Chronicle’s website www.nambour-chronicle.com.au for further details.