Tribute to Beryl Mullard
14th February 2018
Mr GREG PIPER ( Lake Macquarie ) ( 13:22 :50 ): I acknowledge Morisset resident Beryl Mullard, who has done a remarkable job researching, preserving and recording local history.
Beryl recently self-published her third work on the Morisset district, entitled Way Back Then: A Pictorial History of Morisset and District including Wangi Wangi and Rathmines.
Her latest work details a mix of previously unpublished photographs of Morisset, Cooranbong and Dora Creek, which were collected through descendants of some of the area's pioneering families including the Parkers, Lancasters, Heatons, Kildeys and Wynns.
These historic photographs and anecdotes will now be better preserved for future generations, not only serving as a record of our district's rich and colourful past but also providing current and future generations with stories of their ancestors' pioneering spirit.
Beryl spent 13 years collecting material for her latest historical work and is to be commended on the result. Beryl is a local treasure, and on behalf of her community I thank her for the time she has invested in recording our rich local history.
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