World Heritage Day April 18th 2015
April 18 was endorsed as The International Day on Monuments and Sites by UNESCO in 1983. This has commonly been called World Heritage Day.
“The day is about more than ‘world’ heritage sites – it seeks to raise public awareness of the full diversity of cultural heritage places and landscapes whether they be of international, national or local significance.” http://australia.icomos.org
Wacol was the first of our local suburbs to be settled – and two significant heritage places are located there:
Wolston House (1854) is the earliest building remaining in our region – and “the oldest surviving residential farmhouse in Brisbane.” Source: National Trust of Australia (Queensland)
Pooh Corner is an area (138 ha) of remnant open forest and wetlands – an endangered forest ecosystem which is home to many rare species of plants, birds and animals – including Brisbane’s last population of Eastern Grey kangaroos. Source: SORB (Save Our Riverfront Bushland)