Silver City’s Hero of Heritage
Friday, 16th December, 2011
A BH volunteer has been honoured for her contribution to keeping the city’s history alive.
Margaret Price was one of 24 individuals and groups awarded the title ‘Heritage Hero’ at the 10 annual NSW Government Heritage Volunteer Awards.
She was nominated in the Multicultural Heritage section for her management work at the Broken Hill Historical Society.
Local MP John Williams joined the Minister for Heritage, Robyn Parker, at the awards ceremony.
Ms Parker said volunteers made a huge contribution to protecting, preserving and bringing to life heritage places and stories.
The Heritage Volunteer Awards were introduced in 2002.
Ms Price said her award was presented by Gabrielle Kibble, the Chairman of the Heritage Council of NSW.
She said it was for her three years work as co-ordinator of the Synagogue of the Outback Museum.
Ms Price said the award came as a surprise.
“It is quite an amazing achievement to have Broken Hill recognised. It is really important,” she said.
Ms Price thanked the president and committee members of the Historical Society for all their work in promoting heritage in the city.
She said more volunteers were always needed at the Historical Society which could be contacted 0439 680 944 or 8088 1321.
Ms Price said being a volunteer was fulfilling and you could get a thrill out of being a part of the Society.