Emily Hall, Moira McKee, Donna Fraser, Bill Goddard, (back) Stuart Lummis and Chris Buckley touring Warwick’s historical treasures.
Emily Hall, Moira McKee, Donna Fraser, Bill Goddard, (back) Stuart Lummis and Chris Buckley touring Warwick’s historical treasures. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Tour in touch with our past

SOME of the region’s most stunning landmarks were on display this week, as members of the Queensland Heritage Council and key staff from the Department of Environment and Research Management toured local hot spots.

The QHC is the state’s independent adviser on heritage matters and was invited by the Glengallan Homestead Trust. On Thursday the bus tour visited destinations including Assmanhausen Winery and Glengallan Homestead and the group also enjoyed lunch at the historic Canning Downs with Southern Downs Mayor Ron Bellingham.

QHC deputy chair Chris Buckley said the tour was a great way for the council to admire not only places that are on the heritage list, but others that have been nominated.

Mr Buckley said every building or place had an intricate and intriguing past and he said he was honoured to be privy to the history.

“It’s always a good reminder that for every building there is always more than a million stories,” Mr Buckley said.

Tour organiser Glengallan Homestead Trust chairman Donna Fraser said the group appreciated sharing Warwick’s history and places, describing the tour as “a comprehensive view of heritage conservation in Warwick”.

“They considered it a very special experience to visit and to witness first-hand the evidence of years of hard work in organising and galvanising support, backed up by considerable research and much building work”, Mrs Fraser said.



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