3 December, 2022
Refurbished bins retell town history
VISITORS and locals taking a walk through Malanda will be able to learn about the town’s rich history with photos and text now printed on five newly refurbished rubbish bins.
The Malanda Chamber of Commerce and Tablelands Regional Council joined hands to deliver the project during the English Street makeover using the Regional Arts Development Fund, with some help from the Eacham Historical Society.
Each bin contains a piece of Malanda’s history from the as far back as the early 1900s, depicting the logging and dairy industries, Indigenous history, Malanda Show Ball and more.
John de Rooy from Tableland Photog-raphy lovingly restored the 19 images that were used on both sides of the bins.
With such positive feedback already being received, further historic images may be prepared for a future upgrade of the bins on James Street.