Visitors to Benarkin will now have the opportunity to leave with a better understanding of the history of the once-thriving timber town, thanks to the efforts of the Blackbutt District Tourism and Heritage Association.
The BDTHA volunteers have erected seven storyboards stretching from Benarkin State School to the Benarkin Store relating stories about the early days of the town.
The storyboards, funded with a grant from the South Burnett Regional Council, were officially unveiled on Friday.
BDTHA president Noeleen Bird said Benarkin had a great history due to the timber industry, railway and farming.
“It was a very bustling little village way back in the early days,” she said.
She painted a picture of cattle being loaded on to trains and bullock wagons hauling timber along the main street.
The BDTHA now have another signage project planned.
The group has received a grant from the Yarraman / Blackbutt branch of the Bendigo Bank to sponsor signs and a brochure about Jesses Well, the Taromeo Mill, the Sandy Creek Fire Tower and local bora rings.