Friday, December 17, 2004

Bouquets to the pedestrian historian

Council Historian Shirley Fitzgerald is doing a fabulous job with the footpath plaques. The texts, events and characters she has chosen truly distill the history of Kings Cross. They stop people in their tracks, too. Haven't found any typo's yet, either!

You could criticise it in terms of the 'photograph it and knock it down' approach, (ie destroy it but leave some brass markers), yet what is emerging is truly unique -- what other precinct can match the colour, characters and texture presented here in a fascinating installation of unexpected scale? Visitors and new residents will find their appreciation of the place enhanced and deepened.

History is being made here, not just commemorated. Full credit to those who made it happen.


Anonymous said...

Quite a few typo's especially the ones outside the new council offices.

Anonymous said...

I'm delighted to hear there are typos in the Kings Cross plaques. There is enough uniformity and bland correctness in the rest of Council's upgrade. The Cross has always been a refuge for mistakes in one form or another.