Book compiles memories in historic plaques

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Warren Family History Group president Connie Radomiljac and member Sue Kennedy.
Camera IconWarren Family History Group president Connie Radomiljac and member Sue Kennedy. Credit: Tristan Wheeler/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times, Tristan Wheeler

Warren Family History Group has released its first book, documenting the plaques found in the local area.

The book is titled The Plaque Project: Meandering Memories of Pioneers of the Warren Area of Western Australia.

Group president Connie Radomiljac said the group started the project five years ago and it is ongoing, despite the book’s publication.

“Our members were suprised by the amount of plaques there are in the area, and there will be more to discover, so we’re going to continue on with another edition hopefully.”

The plaques documented cover a broad range of purposes, including marking sites of historical importance.

“We acknowledge everyone who helped with taking photos of plaques and those who sent us the right directions to find some of the hidden ones,” Mrs Radomiljac said.

“Everybody was very cooperative and its amazing how much knowledge is out there in the community if you care to access it.”

The project has been supported by Bannister Downs Dairy, which provided funding so the group could purchase a laptop to write the book.

As well as the book release, the group is planning to conduct public outreach in 2021.

“We have a lot of resources for researching family histories and family trees and if anybody needs any help we have a lot of resources of books, microfiche and a computer,” Mrs Radomiljac said.

“We’re planning in the new year to open up on a Saturday and have workshops.”

A copy of the book is available to read at the Manjimup Library and copies can be bought by calling 0400 533 935.

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