Berry’s history is now on show for both locals and visitors.
The Green Plaques Project, an initiative of the Berry and District Historical Society, was officially launched on Thursday, June 29.
An official unveiling was held at the Berry Museum. Eleven historical buildings in Berry now have circular, bronze green plaques installed. Each plaque features a brief summary of the building’s history.
Berry Museum, the Post and Telegraph Office, Berry Hotel, Wilson’s General Store, The Wesleyan Chapel, The Anglican Church, The Agricultural Pavilion, The Old Presbyterian Manse, the CWA Hall, Berry Railway Station and the old council chambers all sport the plaques.
The site for the 12th plaque is now being being prepared on the School of Arts building.
Mayor Amanda Findley and Dr Bruce Baskerville from the Professional Historians Association NSW both welcomed the project at the unveiling.
The Berry Historical Society thanked Shoalhaven Council for its tourism grant and the Berry Communities Activities Centre for the donation towards the plaque.