Dilapidated buildings and empty fields will be brought to life by an ambitious heritage sign project spearheaded by the residents of a historic Wagga suburb.
Over the next two months, the North Wagga Residents' Association will be installing 26 heritage signs at various landmarks and historic locations across their suburb.
The signs will detail the unique stories that lie behind the otherwise unassuming buildings, tracing back to when the area was first settled in the 1800s.
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Project enthusiast Peter Morris said having the signs will breathe life and intrigue into areas which would have otherwise gone unnoticed.
"It's just good information for people to know and it will revive the history of the area," he said.
"It will show the harships that a lot of the locals faced when they first settled in the area and built what is now North Wagga."
The residents' association will also be publishing an initial 200 copies of a book to pair with the signs, which will hold further information about the history of the landmarks.
"Up on Mill Street there was two hotels diagonally opposite one another and there is absolutely no trace up them at all anymore ... these signs will help people discover things like that," Mr Morris said.
President of the residents' association Robyn Dawson said the project will help showcase the suburb to a wider audience.
"If you go to some of the other little towns and you see all the signs you are compelled to read them so I think this project is going to be really good when it's up and running," she said.
"I've lived here for 20 years and it was only when I started having morning tea with a lot of the senior ladies and senior men that I started learning about the history. They're full of information and it will be really good for North Wagga to open that history up for more people."
Mr Morris said the project has totalled about $77,770 so far, including about $28,000 for the construction and installation of the signs.
Many local residents have contributed to the project and Mr Morris said it was "fantastic" to see the community so supportive of the project.
"It has just been fantastic and in the end we had five major contributors who donated a total of $8200 and we couldn't have done it without them," he said.
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