Help Wanted To Unravel Mystery Of Name Tags

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Image source: Fairfield City Council

Image source: Fairfield City Council

Did you or your family live in Horsley Park before 1982? Can you help Fairfield City Council piece together a tale of the suburb’s lost past?

Fairfield City Council is working with a group of Horsley Park residents to find out more information about a number of plaques on a cyclone fence at Horsley Park Reserve.

The plaques are believed to have been created to commemorate residents who lived in Horsley Park in the 151 years since the first land grant in 1831.

There was an event that marked this in 1982, where a number of residents had name tags created and attached to the cyclone fence near the Horsley War Memorial. These tags reflected the family name and year of arrival to Horsley Park.

Image source: Fairfield City Council

Image source: Fairfield City Council

Over time some tags have fallen off the fence and residents are concerned that before long any trace of them will be lost. Fairfield City Council would like to preserve this information on a historical plaque for future generations.

Residents who lived in the suburb before 1982 or have any information that may assist are encouraged to contact:
Josie Gambasin, Place Management & Economic Development Support Specialist, by Thursday, 15 January, 2015 via email (jgambasin@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au) or phone Josie on 9725 0860.