Saturday, December 4, 2010

Plans underway for stockmen's memorial wall

Planning is underway to build a memorial in central-west Queensland to stockmen and women who have lost their lives in rural industries and to remember others who have contributed to bush life.

A commemorative wall is to be developed in gardens at the Stockman's Hall of Fame in Longreach.

One of the project coordinators, Rosemary Champion, says people will be able to apply to have commemorative plaques added to the wall to remember their loved ones.

"It was inspired by a grieving father, Tony Escort, who lost his son in a mustering accident," she said.

"It's essentially based on people who've been working in the rural industries and who've lost their lives, but we sort of broadened it out to anyone who has a love of the bush, or a bush heritage, who want their loved ones remembered."

By Chrissy Arthur

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