Preserving Burra’s History – South Gippsland Sentinel-Times

LA Korumburra & District Historical Society unveiled a new project that marks Korumburra’s important commercial sites with commemorative plaques.

The plaques include a short history of the history and importance of the stores.

So far, eight plates have been installed and 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).

Company President Tony Lambides-Turner, reflecting on the demolition of the ‘Top of the Town’ building in Korumburra, said that despite the collapse of history, we can still hold onto the town’s past.

Archivist Doug Boston said the plaques can be viewed by people at any time.

“This one here,” Doug said of the “The Foreman Buildings” plaque, “shows the trees 200 to 300 feet that stood here.”

The company would like to thank the members who initiated the project and Bob Parry of Parry’s Korumburra for the excellent production of the plates.

Thanks also to David Enbom for his help in setting the markers.

The society needs new members, so if you are interested in the history of the district and would like to help preserve it, you would be welcome. Contact Janet Wilson on 0409 248 603.

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