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Time capsule buried at the official opening of Geraldton Regional Art Gallery Park

Lachlan AllenGeraldton Guardian
The time capsule was buried on Sunday as part of the official opening of GRAG Park.
Camera IconThe time capsule was buried on Sunday as part of the official opening of GRAG Park. Credit: Supplied

The City marked the official opening of Geraldton Regional Art Gallery Park on Sunday afternoon with the burial of a time capsule containing a number of local items.

The area has been transformed over the last few months to now be a vibrant and welcoming part of the city centre.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said it was a special moment.

“We have experienced significant challenges from COVID-19 and cyclone Seroja, along with change from the recent passing of Her Majesty the Queen, and we acknowledge those events with various photos and memorabilia in this time capsule,” he said.

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“Not only do we intern the time capsule today, we celebrate the newly transformed GRAG Park that is officially open for everyone to enjoy.

“A big thank you to all involved including GBSC, UDLA and Parscape. This beautified area is now connected to our premier Geraldton Foreshore through Rocks Laneway, which builds upon our City Centre Revitalisation Plan.”

The contents of the time capsule include memories of cyclone Seroja, Her Majesty the Queen, HMAS Sydney II 80th anniversary, HMAS Stalwart’s arrival to Geraldton, COVID-19, sporting events, recent newspapers, major Council items, photographs and hand prints from some local youngsters.

These items will be retrieved from GRAG Park on July 12 2057.

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