As the summer holidays quickly approach, the team at Marlborough Historical Museum are ready to welcome tourists and travellers to the iconic attraction rich in local history in Queensland’s Livingstone region.

Written by Squadron Energy |

The close-knit community of Marlborough, located just 1km off the Bruce Highway, is a must-stop destination for travellers doing the drive between Rockhampton and Mackay this Christmas season.

In a boost for local heritage and preservation, the Museum which is run by local community volunteers secured more than $5,000 in funding to purchase new counter displays to house their world famous Chrysoprase exhibits.

The funding for the upgrade was proudly supported by Squadron Energy’s Clarke Creek Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund.

The investment aims to enhance the museum’s ability to showcase its rich collection of historical artifacts and handmade one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces.

Local volunteer and Secretary of the Museum Lynette Leigh thanked Squadron Energy for its support, which will not only elevate the visitor experience but also ensure the long-term perseveration of Marlborough’s cultural treasures.

“The Marlborough region is world famous in the jewellery business for producing the world's finest Chrysoprase, a semi-precious gem which has a long history of admirers ranging from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra,” Ms Leigh said.

“We would like to thank the Squadron Energy team for their generous support. These upgrades were crucial to maintain the museum for future local generations and visitors alike.”

The Clarke Creek Wind Farm Community Fund gives financial support to community groups and projects that provide benefits to their communities.

Clarke Creek Wind Farm’s Community Relations Advisor Patrice Willoughby said she was thrilled to support a volunteer organisation that works so hard to preserve its local history.

“It’s a priority for us to share the benefits of our projects with the communities where our projects are based and attractions like the Marlborough Historical Museum are so important in sharing the region’s fascinating history.

“Local volunteers like Janet Francis (Treasurer); Elaine Gadd (Vice President) and Lynette Leigh (Secretary) provide an invaluable contribution to their local community, and we are proud to support these upgrades.”

Applications for next year’s Clarke Creek Wind Farm Community Fund are open now and will close on 16 February 2024.

Local community groups are encouraged to apply and more information is available on our website.

To be eligible you must be located within 50km of the Clarke Creek Wind Farm project.

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Stage One of the Clarke Creek Wind Farm is 150km north-west of Rockhampton and 150km south of Mackay on the land of the Barada Kabalbara Yetimarala (BKY) peoples.

During construction, the project has created 350 direct construction jobs and when complete, the 450MW wind farm will produce enough electricity to power around 330,000 Queensland homes and avoid 738,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.

Please note the Marlborough Historical Museum will be closed from Wednesday 20 December 2023 - Monday 8 January 2024.


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