1996 Gisborne and Mount Macedon Districts Historical Society created
the Gisborne Pioneer Park adjacent to the Court House, by securing Government
funding and Local Government support, to provide work for unemployed youth
of the district. This project included the laying of paving stones from a
former heritage site, the building of a thirty three metre long bluestone
wall, landscaping of the area and completion of the restoration of the
bluestone lockup, brick stables and the privy.
The Gisborne Pioneer Park was officially opened on Australia Day 1997
with unveiling of the first plaques. Ever since that time, families
have continued to place family plaques on the pioneer wall, to commemorate the
work of our early district pioneers.
If you are interested in placing a plaque on our Pioneer
Wall to remember one of your ancestors who was resident in this district prior
to 1945, make a commitment now and ask members of
your extended family to share the cost and create a focus for
yourselves and your descendants whenever visiting Gisborne.
Prices of plaques are available on application.