Tolmie community unveils new historic signage

By LINDA TERRY

SIGN OF THE OLD TIMES: Sarah and Gerard Brennan admire the newly erected historic signage at Tolmie, this one depicting the old Post Office site.

JUST in time for the 130th Tolmie Sports, new historic signage was erected around the recreation reserve.

Eight new interpretative plaques were recently installed at historic sites and buildings within the precinct which was the original centre of the Tolmie township.

The signs depict a photo or sketch of each site: the Post Office, hall, two churches, school, school residence, hotel and what is known as the police paddocks, along with a short description of the history of the sites.

These signs have been three years in the making, and were one of the target actions stemming from the Tolmie Community Plan which was launched in 2011.
A sub-group, led by Linda Terry and Sarah Brennan, was formed from the original community consultation process and that group’s key goal in the action plan was to “record and preserve Tolmie history for future generations”.

The signs were partly funded via the Seed Funding, put forward for the community planning process, by the Mansfield and District Community Bank, the State Government and Mansfield Shire Council.

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