It's Heritage Week so appropriately some of Queanbeyan's history was revealed yesterday when interpretive signs were unveiled at Queanbeyan's historic Riverside Cemetery.

The seven interpretive signs recognise district pioneers buried at the cemetery and form part of the Canberra Tracks network of self-drive heritage trails.

ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said the Queanbeyan Riverside Cemetery was acknowledged as a locally significant heritage cemetery for the ACT and surrounding region.

``More than seven decades before Canberra even came into being the cemetery was the resting place for many of the pioneer families of this region,'' he said.

``This project commemorates and keeps alive the stories of our shared past.''

Linda Roberts from ACT Heritage said the signs were made with assistance from the Queanbeyan Museum and the Queanbeyan Historical Society and used photographs from the Queanbeyan Age.

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