Free Oral History Workshop at Cessnock Library

A few members of our Cultural Collections team will be conducting an Oral History Workshop at Cessnock Library on the 22nd July 2015 between 9am and 1pm.

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This workshop is the first of three and is part of a project called Voices of the Hunter which is managed by the University of Newcastle, with support from the Coalfields Heritage Group and Coal & Allied. This project follows in the footsteps of Oral History Collector, Jack Delaney, who produced a large number of recordings on cassette over a period of 20 years. This collection is held by the Coalfields Heritage Group, who loaned it to the University for digitisation. The collection is now being made freely available online.

The aim of the workshops is to reach out to anyone in the Coalfields community who would like to learn how to plan, organize and collect their own history whether it is family or community history. The presenters will give participants the confidence to assemble and preserve their collected stories. It is an opportunity to see the world through the eyes of others and appreciate how things came to be.

If you would like to participate in the workshop please make a booking at Cessnock Library or phone (02) 4993 4399.

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