Heritage champions recognised with accolades
The restoration and adaptive re-use of part of an historical building occupied by Gold Empire Tattoo Barber in Wood Street has struck heritage awards gold.
Suite 2/36 Wood Street won the Gold Award for the Tom Casey New or Refurbished Heritage Place – Commercial Building – at council’s 2020 Heritage Awards tonight.
Built in 1922, the original Daily Mercury building is one of the Mackay City Centre’s most important historical commercial sites.
The Gold Award for New or Refurbished Heritage Home went to Michael Sleeman for the refurbishment and restoration of “Olive” at 127 Field Street, West Mackay.
The Berenice Wright Heritage Champion – Individual or Organisation – Gold Award went to Pioneer Valley Museum volunteers for their disaster recovery and re-curation project.
In February last year the museum’s collection came under threat when the roof leaked during a significant rain event.
The volunteers turned this mishap into an opportunity to improve, redesign, re-theme and collaborate with Queensland Museums to transform the collection.
The Heritage Media Gold awards were shared by:
> North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) for its Port of Mackay 80th Anniversary celebrations; and
> Daily Mercury for its local history feature articles
Silver, bronze and highly commended awards were also presented in various categories.
A full list of all winners can be found in the Book of Finalists.
Council has produced a 'Nomination Booklet' which celebrates the efforts of the award recipients. Please follow the below links to download past nomination booklets:
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