Tatura residents with a story to tell about their lives are being encouraged to take part in Goulburn Valley Regional Library Corporation’s historical project.June 12, 2014 3:25am
GVRLC’s operations and community engagement manager Anne Tomietto with Tatura branch librarian Claire Flett.
The project called Rural Life Stories across the Goulburn Valley aims to collect stories Goulburn Valley residents share during a series of workshops held at each of the library branches.
GVRLC’s operations and community engagement manager Anne Tomietto said the stories would be compiled into a book.
‘‘We’re looking for people to share their stories so we can help them put them into writing and assist them with getting their stories recorded,’’ Ms Tomietto said.
‘‘We’re collecting the stories to make up one whole book or a book based on each town, so there could be a book just for Tatura depending on the community response to the project.’’
She said the month-long workshops held in each of the library’s nine branches across the were expected to start later this year.
‘‘We’re hoping the project may encourage anyone who might not have contributed before to share their stories,’’ she said.
‘‘Someone might have attended a bush fire and seen the impact it had on their town, school or themselves.
‘‘Or someone might have experienced a natural disaster, or they’ve volunteered somewhere or it could be a story about how they came to be in the Goulburn Valley.’’
Tatura branch librarian Claire Flett said she was looking forward to hearing the stories of Tatura’s residents.
‘‘It will be interesting to see and hear stories that will reflect the community,’’ Mrs Flett said.
‘‘I think the project will be embraced by small towns like Tatura which has such a rich history with the internment camps and horticulture with immigrants settling here from Italy.’’
The Victorian Government has contributed $5360 towards the project through its Local History Grants program.
For more information phone Tatura Library branch librarians Claire or Kerry on 1300 774 765 or email clairef@firstname.lastname@example.org
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