Dusting off Australia’s Cinderella city: reflections on the Stories of Our Town Project 2020-2022

Keywords: Community storytelling, archives, film making, GLAM, stories, personal narratives, Australian stories, Aboriginal people, Aboriginal stories

Abstract

This reflection describes the highs and lows involved in the making of a set of films sharing the key historical stories of Newcastle (Australia) with the world. The Stories of Our Town Project aimed to tell Newcastle’s key historic stories through Novocastrian eyes and points of view using interviews and archival information across a myriad of formats. It was funded in part through a NSW Government Community Grant and was a great example of partnership and cooperation among the filmmakers, the University of Newcastle, and Australia’s major Cultural Institutions and local community organisations.

Published
2022-09-02
How to Cite
Di Gravio G. (2022) “Dusting off Australia’s Cinderella city: reflections on the Stories of Our Town Project 2020-2022”, Archives & Manuscripts, 50(1), pp. 81-85. doi: 10.37683/asa.v50.10459.
Section
Reflections