THE Korumburra & District Historical Society has unveiled a new project which marks significant commercial sites in Korumburra with memorial plaques.

The plaques include a short story of the history and significance of the shops.

So far, eight plaques have been installed with more to come.

You can see them at Austral Hotel, Korumburra Hotel, JB Automotive (Bostons), Alex Scott & Staff, Burra Barber, Sport First (Sutcliffe Building), Burra Hardware, and Korumburra Photos (Wrench’s).

Society president Tony Lambides-Turner, reflecting on the demolishment of the ‘Top of the Town’ building in Korumburra, said despite history crumbling, we could still retain the town’s past.

Archivist Doug Boston said the plaques could be visited by people at any time.

“This one here,” Doug said of ‘The Foreman Buildings’ plaque, “shows the 200 to 300ft trees which used to be here”.

The society wishes to thank the members who instigated the project and Bob Parry from Parry’s Korumburra for the excellent production of the plaques.

Also, thanks to David Enbom for his help in fixing the markers.

The society is in need of new members, so if you have an interest in the history of the district and would like to help preserve it, you would be most welcome to join. Contact Janet Wilson on 0409 248 603.