Community is created by people. Some are visionaries who have contributed much to the development of place (for example see the post on Brendan O’Regan). But community is not just about the visionaries. It is created and nuanced by the many people who contribute through the sharing of ideas, traditions, time, energy and voluntary effort. This section provides the opportunity to highlight the contributions of many people who lived in this area both before the existence of the modern town, those ‘pioneers’ who came to the town in the early days of its existence and those who have since come and stayed to see it grow into the vibrant and welcoming town that it is today.