Wednesday 15 March, 2017
The 2017 Tamworth
Regional Heritage Festival events have been announced, with an amazing line-up
to suit all tastes and interests.
The Festival is only in
its second year, but is rich in local heritage with over 11 major events held
throughout the ten days, all with the common theme of ‘Having a Voice’.
This theme is mirrored
in events such as the ‘Stories Under the Stars’, ‘Our Voice through History’
heritage display, ‘Voices at the Lookout’, and a Knowledge Sharing day at
Boundary Rock, Daruka. It is also evident in the Goonoo Goonoo Station Oral
History Project, which is available to residents to listen to in the comfort of
their loungerooms during the Festival.
The Tamworth Regional
Film and Sound Archive will open its doors on 18 and 20 April from 9am to 5pm,
allowing residents to see first hand their amazing collection of over 8,000
cans and cassettes of local and regionally produced visual material.
New events are included
this year, such as the launch of “Tamworth identities, as told by their
descendants” publication by the Tamworth and District Family History Group are
a welcome addition to the line-up.
Tamworth Regional Councillor
Juanita Wilson said community participation has strengthened the second time
“We have noticed an
increase in community interest for this year’s Heritage Festival which is just
fantastic. Events such as ‘Stories Under the Stars’ which is led by local
community member Len Waters and the ‘Our Voice through History’ display at Ray
Walsh House which will see the return of our popular guessing competition for
“There will be a
walking tour and lunch at Goonoo Goonoo Station which will explore the history
and heritage, taking a look through the stone store, butchers building,
schoolhouse and homestead. I encourage residents to purchase their tickets to
these popular events early to avoid disappointment.
heritage of the Tamworth Region is so important, and events like these help to
remind people of where we have come from, and what the Region was like many
years ago. It also provides opportunity for our new residents and cultures,
to be introduced to the history and people that laid the foundations for
our towns and communities."
The Tamworth Regional
Heritage Festival is on from Saturday 15 – Saturday 29 April. Event information
including a full list of museums and their opening hours, plus ticketing
details are available by visiting www.destinationtamworth.com.au/heritagefestival