A few members of our Cultural Collections team will be conducting an Oral History Workshop at Muswellbrook Library on the 26th August 2015 between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.
This free workshop 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 (pictured above), 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, organise 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 Muswellbrook Library or phone (02) 6543 1913 by August 12th. Places are limited.