The stories of Goulburn Valley residents and their struggles through adversity will be recorded and released in a book of community history.JARROD WHITTAKER June 3, 2014 4:19am
From left: Goulburn Valley Regional Library Corporation chief executive Kevin Preece, State Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell, Greater Shepparton City Council's Kaye Thomson and librarian Melissa Black.
The book will particularly focus on the stories of residents who have experienced natural disaster.
State Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell yesterday presented Goulburn Valley Regional Library Corporation with a $5360 grant to allow the project to go ahead.
Corporation chief executive Kevin Preece said libraries had a key role to play in documenting community history.
‘‘We’re going to be using that grant to collect rural stories to preserve them for the future,’’ Mr Preece said.
‘‘(These will be) particularly about the diversity of rural life and also about rural life in times of adversity, like floods and bushfires.’’
Mr Preece said the stories would be collected through a series of workshops at the 10 libraries the corporation operated across the Goulburn Valley.
‘‘Some will be written, some will just be oral stories,’’ he said. ‘‘We’ll then collate those stories and publish a book that will be available for the future.
‘‘We all can then refer to it and it will be a historic record of those stories.’’
Mrs Powell said the stories would provide an insight into the lives of a broad section of people in the Goulburn Valley.
‘‘The stories can reveal the recent growth of our ethnic communities, industry changes and how towns, streetscapes and communities have changed over time,’’ she said.
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