Take a walk in time with the Byron Shire News
THIS Thursday Byron Shire News will run an eight-page pictorial history of Byron Bay - A Walk in Time.
As well as running pictures from our own archives, we will be presenting photos sent to us by readers.
From its genesis as Arakwal country, its transformation from a rural industry town into an international tourist Mecca, Byron has seen it all.
We had plenty of help from members of the Facebook site Know What I Miss About Byron (KWIMAB) and Byron Bay Historical Society and look forward to hearing from readers with new information and more pictures .
Increasing numbers of locals are interested in our local history and are contributing to KWIMAB and getting along to the Historical Society's History and Reminiscing sessions every third Monday of the month.
Each meeting there is a new topic and each month interesting aspects of Byron's social history come to light.
Society vice-president Donald Maughan said that on the night, amateur historians lay out the facts, "then the microphone is turned over to the audience who fill the social history".
"At each meeting, there are people who can shed light on the past and share their experience, talking about their life and times as part of our collective history."
The Byron Bay Historical Society is hoping to transcribe these stories and store them at the Byron Library. For information, call 0417 406 978.