Pioneers Honoured

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Pioneers Honoured


Shakira Sellen

shakira.sellen@dailymercury.com.au

TEN unsung heroes have been recognised as part of Mackay's 150th anniversary celebrations.

They were announced at Queensland Day celebrations at Bluewater Quay last night.

Each person has a significant connection with the region.

William Weir, Sir Arthur Fadden, George Moore, George Wallace, William Albert Amiet, Charles Frederick Bagley, Harold Vivian Marsh Brown, Dr Annie Berry, Dr Henry James Taylor and Senator Ian Wood are the 10 heroes.

Mackay Regional Council consulted with historians Berenice Wright and Terry Hayes to assist with the decision.

Mrs Wright said she and Mr Hayes compiled a list which resulted in 60 nominees.

C[pounds sterling]We thought about who we would consider for about three or four weeks,C[yen] she said. C[pounds sterling]We sat down for about an hour and worked through them. We picked the ones we felt were the best candidates. …

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