Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be advised that this exhibition contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

 

The stories

 

These stories are part of the Aboriginal Oral History Project in Muswellbrook Shire (NSW). The endeavour was to gather stories without the influence of existing written history as this is often written from the perspective of non-Aboriginal people.

 

These life stories build on those already told in the published book Wannin Thanbarran. This is a record of Aboriginal and European contact in the Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter Area. 

 

We wanted to ensure that cultural connections are not forgotten and that we preserve invaluable stories for future generations and that through the sharing of these experiences and stories there will be an enhanced  appreciation and understanding between generations and communities.

 

The people & links to the videos

 

Aunty
Jean Hands
 

Malcolm Franks
 

Aunty
Margaret Matthews

Uncle Glen Morris

Uncle Gary Wright

Amanda Howard

Aunty Gay Horton

Uncle Johnny Matthews

Katie
Van Vliet


Rachael Faye Bellamy

Renee MacDonald

Aunty
Rhonda Griffiths

Alma
Franks

Daphne Coward

Marcus
Morris

Mary
Franks

Uncle
Charlie
French

Steve
Fordham


Uncle
Warren
Taggart

 

 

 

Making the stories come further alive

 

We want to make these stories come further alive by adding:

* Photos of the people and places and events in the stories
* Documents related to the stories
* Maps and timelines to help make sense of the bigger picture
* Additional stories
* And more

 

In the first half of 2021  Rosslyn Thomson, the  Community Partnership Officer at Muswellbrook Shire Council will be working with the community to build a collection of materials to add to this web site.

 

If you have ideas, stories, photos, other materials contact her to get them included.


Rosslyn Thomson
Email: Rosslyn.thomson@muswellbrook.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 0490 042 821