Forbes Heritage has been a great success and for those who were able to get along to the events, there was plenty happening. A lot of hard work was done by various community members in bringing Forbes Heritage together. Their dedication and stewardship to our heritage is second to none.
One of the events I attended was the unveiling of the Discovering Our Doctors interpretive panels at the Forbes Medical Centre. Dr McDonnell and Dr Palmer were both recognised and it was really interesting to hear from one of the medical students from the University of Wollongong, Tristan Scott, who is also Army Reserve personnel. Dr McDonnell was a medico in the Boer War and World War I and Dr Palmer was a medico in World War II. Tristan related his experience to the evolution of medicine and how the compromises you make while out in the field have become innovative medical practices.
Another great event during Forbes Heritage was Rob Willis’ Down Memory Lane walking tour on Sunday. I have had numerous people tell me how good it was and hopefully Rob will be able to do a few more tours next year!
I was privileged to attend the Forbes Heritage Awards Presentation Evening on Tuesday night. It was great to see so many people in attendance as well as a great showcase of artwork from both young and old. The prestigious Forbes Medal was awarded to ‘Our Anzacs’ Centenary Exhibition at the Forbes Museum, which was just wonderful. The Heritage Volunteer Award recipient was John Fisher, whose historic machinery displays have become something of an institution in Forbes.
Have a great week, stay safe and God bless.
Mayor, Cr Phyllis Miller OAM