Brian Breckenridge on the Tumbulgum heritage trail.
Brian Breckenridge on the Tumbulgum heritage trail. John Gass

Get on the heritage trail at Tumbulgum

TUMBULGUM has a new Heritage Trail consisting of twelve permanent plaques with historical significance that were identified within the town.

The project originated many years ago after discussions between Lesley Buckley, at Tweed Shire Council and members of Tumbulgum Community Association.

During the past three years long time resident of Tumbulgum, Brian Breckenridge, regularly submitted articles to newspapers, locally and nationally, requesting photos and information about Tumbulgum.

He also researched extensively through Trove.com, the State Library of South Australia and the Tweed River Regional Museum.

"The Heritage Trail provides a historical record of what life has been since settlement of Tumbulgum, dating back to the 1860's," Mr Breckenridge.

"It's rewarding to see people stop and read the information depicting each historical site."

The trail is a level walk around the streets in Tumbulgum and brings tourists to the village that support the local businesses.

This project was jointly funded through an Arts Trail Grant from Tweed Shire Council and Tumbulgum Community Association.

Tweed Shire Council installed the signs which were produced by Armsigns at Goonellabah who also produced similar signs within Murwillumbah.

A book has been published which contains the history depicted on each sign and is available by emailing tumbulgumcommunityassociation@hotmail.com or phoning 02 66766343.



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