The chance to cash in on local history

By JULIA ILES

julia.iles@dailyexaminer.com.au

HISTORY Week brings awareness to the way we preserve our heritage, according to organiser Frank Mack.

The event, from September 17-24, is part of a Statewide community-based event, started nine years ago by the NSW History Council.

This year's topic is entitled Transform and will focus on changes in the environment and society.

School children are invited to enter a History Week competition to win certificates and substantial cash prizes.

Primary school students must submit a poster showing 'Then and Now', of an appliance that has undergone a remarkable change during their lifetime.

Junior secondary students are asked to create a collage using drawings, pictures and words showing major events that have impacted Australia over the last 100 years.

Secondary students should write a 500-word essay using the statement 'Major changes in the world which have impacted on Autralia in my lifetime'.

Winners will be announced on September 16 at the book launch of 'History of Grafton Hospital'.

Entries must be received at Schaeffer House, 190 Fitzroy Street, Grafton, by September 3, and will be exhibited throughout History Week.

For more details contact the Clarence River Historical Society on 66425213 or fax 66422814.



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