Mount Isa 100 Years Celebration Logo Launched
Today, Mount Isa marks the momentous milestone of 99 years since its founding, and to celebrate and help kick off the countdown to the 100th anniversary, the official logo for the Mount Isa 100 Years Celebration has been released.
The logo was designed after input from all sectors of the community and strives to bring together key features of life in Mount Isa.
It features artwork from local Aboriginal artist Glenda McCulloch representing kangaroo tracks, a star, an Indigenous meeting place, and traditional Kalkadoon headwear.
There are also representations of the Mount Isa skyline, including the iconic smelter stacks, as well as fireworks and the surrounding natural landscape.
February 23, 2022, marks 99 years since John Campbell Miles lodged his mining lease called Mount Isa. It was to become one of the richest deposits in the world and the site of a booming city of the same name.
Community members and groups are encouraged to submit local events to be included in the 2023 calendar for the centenary year. These can be registered at www.mountisa.qld.gov.au/100years.
“Council will respond to every submission and work with groups to produce a calendar of events that will complement each other. This will give locals and visitors alike the opportunity to join us to celebrate the historic event,” Mayor Danielle Slade said.
The hashtag #ISA100 will help keep these memories together and the community is encouraged to use this to showcase life in Mount Isa.