Wilson River Experience Walk Book Presentation
3 May 2010 - 21 May 2010, Lismore campus
On Monday 3rd May at 3.30pm, the Wilsons River Experience Walk Book was presented to Southern Cross University's Library where it will be included in the Manning Clark Collection as an archive of local history.
At a function in the Library's Exhibition Space, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Lee ceremonially opened the first page of the Book and in doing so, opened the small exhibition that features the Book together with materials associated with the Wilson's River Experience Walk Project.
The Book was produced by the Office of Regional Engagement and was designed by Visual Arts lecturer Leonie Lane. It was the subject of a submission to the Prime Minister's Australian History Prize in 2008.
The Book is a collection of full colour reproductions of the elaborate and spectacular story site panels. These graphic representations of local Indigenous and European heritage are the central focus of the Wilson's River Experience Walk.
The panels are the collective work of historian and writer Dr Jo Kijas, Widjabul consultant Roy C. Gordon and visual artist and graphic designer Leonie Lane. Much of the research material that was amalgamated to form these visually exciting works was made available by the Richmond River Historical Society Inc.
The Wilson's River Experience Walk is the key element of the Lismore City Council's Wilson's River Redevelopment Project. It provides visitors and residents with an opportunity to share in the diverse cultural, recreational and historical aspects of the city.
The Wilson's River Walk Experience, is a joint initiative of Southern Cross University (SCU) and Lismore City Council (LCC). Its numerous layers reflect not only the nature of the project, but the migrations and contributions of settlers over time along the river.
Photograph taken at the Book presentation. Front Row: Ms Leonie Lane - School of Arts & Social Sciences, Anne Hart & Jo Kijas, Dr Adele Wessell - Teaching & Learning Centre. Back Row: Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Lee, Mr Craig Littler - Acting Director, Library Services, Ms Ros Derrett - Office of Regional Engagement.
Updated: 25 November 2013