Murray pushes for heritage

Interactive: Shire President Cr. Reid using a QR reader on the new Pathways to Pinjarra Heritage Trail
Interactive: Shire President Cr. Reid using a QR reader on the new Pathways to Pinjarra Heritage Trail

The Shire of Murray celebrated a heritage milestone on Wednesday last week with the launch of a new interactive heritage trail, Pathways to Pinjarra Heritage Trail.

Over 40 dignitaries and tourism operators, including local MP Andrew Hastie, met at the start of the trail on Edenvale Homestead, Pinjarra, to officially launch the trail.

The whole new heritage walk is organised around transport and how people and events happening across Pinjarra influenced the town and its people.

“The Trail tells the stories of the places along its route in a way that connects trail users with the people and events of Pinjarra’s past,” Shire President Cr Reid said.

The walk takes off at Edenvale Homestead and goes along the main street in town down to the Murray River.

Visitors will be able to use QR Code scanners on their mobile devices to scan the codes on each of the 19 signs and get access to further information on each stop. 

Pinjarra’s first heritage trail, Pathways to Pinjarra’s Past, opened more than 10 years ago and was recently renovated by the council.

The trail was reduced from 50 places of interest to 19 and all the signage was replaced with powder-coated aluminium signs, that will last for another 15 to 20 years.

QR codes were also incorporated to the old trail, and a new easier map has been made available. 

Any visitors can find maps of the trails at the Pinjarra Visitor Information Point at the Murray Arts and Crafts Retail Store at Edenvale Homestead. 

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