Thursday, 23 February 2017

Having a voice - recording talks and oral histories

Fraser Coast Libraries have been running local history talks at Maryborough on the second Friday of the month at 12 noon and at Hervey Bay at various times.  The National Trust Heritage Festival has a theme each year. The details of this year’s festival can be found here  It will be held from 18th April to 21st May and the theme is Having a Voice.

Fraser Coast libraries will be conducting the local history program and collections based on this theme this year.  To start, we have recorded several local history talks.
Allan Woodward

The first was guest speaker Allan Woodward  who presented a talk at the Maryborough Library on the Memorials of the Fraser Coast found here.

Councillor George Seymour 
Fraser Coast Libraries local history patron Councillor George Seymour has presented many talks at the Libraries. The talk about the Urangan Pier can be found in three parts. Part one can be found here, Part two can be found here and Part three can be found here.

Do you know anyone that would like to give a talk on local history at the Libraries?

Future projects will include recording oral histories of people who traditionally did not have a voice. This will be launched on the 6th of March, 2017 at 11 am at the Maryborough Library. In future these and other talks will be available from the Fraser Coast Libraries Youtube Account found here

We are working with the Maryborough Wide Bay and Burnett Historical Society and Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum to gather these histories of people in our community.

Tags # frasercoastlibraries #oralhistory #Uranganpier #Maheno #Warmemorials #Localhistory #Maryborough #HerveyBay

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