Chance to celebrate our farming heritage

A celebration of farming history could be on show in the Rural City of Murray Bridge, as the council takes the step to prepare a report on how it can be achieved.

Photo - Shutterstock

Photo - Shutterstock

At the council meeting on July 13, Councillor Airlie Keen put forward a motion, which was carried, for a report to be prepared on the proposal of a memorial to celebrate the region's proud farming history, that should include possible locations, costings and an implementation plan.

Her motion came after an idea from Monarto resident Robert Thiele, who sent a letter to the council praising the work done on the Adelaide Road Linear Park project.

Mr Thiele wrote on the positive way the linear park was being used and how the White Hill Truck Memorial and the new toilet block complemented the park.

"The purpose of this letter is to suggest a further enhancement to this project by installing an area which celebrates our farming heritage," he stated.

"I trust you will consider this suggestion to enhance an already impressive entrance to our city and to importantly recognise our pioneers who made a lasting contribution to our community."

Mr Thiele also made some suggestions and named towns and primary production that was synonymous with them:

  • Murray Bridge - vegetables (glasshouses)
  • Mypolonga - orchards
  • Jervois - dairy
  • Wellington - beef cattle
  • Ettrick - sheep/barley
  • Brinkley - barley/pigs
  • Callington - canola/sheep
  • Monarto - sheep/wheat