Monaro picture book on display at NSW State Library
The “Monaro in Pictures” coffee-table book has been presented to the NSW State Library at a special book presentation hosted by the Member for Monaro John Barilaro at NSW Parliament House yesterday.
The Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grants and Bronnie Taylor MLC attended the special presentation along with George Souris AM, President Library Council of NSW and Mr Richard Neville, Director Education and Scholarship State Library of NSW.
Book committee members from Cooma also attended along with Dean Lynch, Administrator, Snowy-Monaro Regional Council. Sue Bailey present Mr Neville with copies of the book for display in the State Library.
“Monaro in Pictures is a beautiful picture book that depicts life on the Monaro and in doing so records and preserves the regions heritage and history,” said Mr Barilaro.
“Monaro in Pictures was a project of the former Cooma-Monaro Shire Council 355 Arts and Cultural Activities Committee.
“It was designed to engage the local community in a project that could be used as a promotional tool for tourism and showcase the benefits of country living.
“There is so much talent that exists in the Monaro and this book is a reflection of that. I thought it fitting to host an event at Parliament where the creators of the book could present their special book to the NSW State Library.”
Mr Barilaro said the book featured 183 photos by 90 local photographers and was funded by grants, donations, and a loan from the then Cooma-Monaro Shire Council.
The production of the book was 100% from local services.