Locals have been restoring history in Kaka Point.
The Kaka Point Community Group was granted $2100 by the Otago Community Trust in April to install panels displaying the township’s history.
The panels and posts were installed by the group last week.
Located on The Nuggets Rd above the fishing camp, the panels depict the early rowing boats through to the last commercial boat operating at the camp.
As well as historic facts of the early days at the camp, which first began commercial fishing in 1887, the panels also feature photographs of Kaka Point residents and families from over the years.
Kaka Point Community Group member and local history collector Marilyn Dunn said the group was pleased to have the panels installed.
‘‘The entire cost of the installation was $4500 so the community group covered the excess from what we received from the Otago Community Trust. We’re very proud to see the panels installed so tourists can go past and sit at the picnic table and have a read into our local history,’’ she said.
Another group of panels was earlier installed on the Port Molyneux side of Kaka Point beside the 70km signs entering the township.
‘‘We’re continuing to maintain our history here as there is so much of it, and we want people to know the ways of Kaka Point back in the day. There is plenty to know,’’ Mrs Dunn said.
The group hoped to install more panels around the township and suggested Wilsher Bay could be the location for more panels.