Lenswood Centennial Park Heritage Trail

Jan 18, 2020 Comments Off on Lenswood Centennial Park Heritage Trail by

The Heritage Trail was developed by the Lenswood and Forest Range Community Association to mark the centenary of the naming of Lenswood in 2017.  It tells the stories of the pioneers of our district. The Trail aims to honour the Peramangk people and their ancestors, the custodians of this land for more than 50,000 years.  It also honours the colonial settlers, of more recent times.

Planning for the Heritage Trail began by giving students of the Lenswood Primary School a list of themes and asking them to provide drawings depicting pioneers of the district.  Those images provided concepts which led to the final structures that are now on display. Life size silhouettes cut from steel.

The Trail is in the Lenswood Centennial Park, opposite 1590 Lobethal Road, Lenswood. It follows a creek in a picturesque valley of tall stringy barks trees.  There are ten silhouettes spaced over 800 metres and at the base of each one is an information plaque providing additional information via a QR code.

The achievements of our immigrant ancestors who settled this district are a source of pride to our residents.  We honour the challenges they faced and overcame to establish our community. Equally we honour our Indigenous People, the oldest continuous culture on the planet and their harmony with the environment and deep knowledge of this land.

This Heritage Trail is an inspirational, history resource for Lenswood Primary School students and we hope it is an interesting and unique way of promoting our community to visitors to the Lenswood Centennial Park and surrounds.

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