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.
These storieds 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 stories build on the stories published in Wannin Thanbarran, a record of Aboriginal and European history 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
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
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.