Check out our launch video

Exhibiting StoriesCombining gorgeous pics and app technology, here’s how we like to launch community stories.  [Read more...]

Coming soon – Stories from Sydney’s inner west

Watch this space for moving and personal stories from one of Australia’s most culturally diverse communities, Canterbury in inner-western Sydney. Coming soon.

“You’d see him sitting over in the paddock for two or three hours, studying them.”

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Madge Cook and her grandson, John Dawson, tell stories of Madge’s husband, Jack, and his love of bees.

Recorded in Bundarra, NSW

New grants available for community inclusion

Australia Post is offering grants up to $25k for projects fostering community inclusion. Learn more [Read more...]

Taking stories to the street

The Uralla Sound walk app is coming!

The Uralla Sound walk app is coming!

We’re bringing community stories alive in the rural NSW town of Uralla with a new sound walk app. Learn more or help us raise project funds here.

Sunshine Coast stories now on Qld State Library website

The State Library of Qld have now made the stories from our Sunshine Coast pilot available for live streaming. Follow these instructions to listen to the full, forty-minute versions of over 80 conversations from the Sunshine Coast and surrounds. You can hear shorter versions of a selection of stories on our website.

Find the whole collection…

… by clicking here.

Dom and AlanFind an individual story

1. Click here for the Sunshine Coast collection of stories 
2. Press CONTROL F on your keyboard (or COMMAND F on Macs) to get a search box in the top right corner
3. Type in a name or key word and the individual story or stories should come up
4. If there is more than one match, click on the arrows next to the search box.

Listen to a story

1. For an individual story, click on ‘Listen to the oral history on mp3 format
2. Click on the tiny mp3 icon top left under ‘View options’
3. Go and make yourself a cup of tea! It takes a loooong time to load up, 2-5 minutes
4. Listen and enjoy!

Get help

Contact us for help to find or listen to these stories.

Uralla stories launched – check out the web gallery

UrallaThis beautiful collection of stories was recorded for the Uralla Story Project in the rural NSW town of Uralla. Visit urallastories.org

“Spotlessly clean, all the chairs on the table and $300 in the till.”

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Steve Gapes, former manager of The Lone Rock Cafe, remembers the night the customers helped themselves.

Recorded in Uralla, NSW

The Story Project invited to ACMI

We’ve just come back from Melbourne where we were one of the projects workshopped for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s Co-Creative Communities forum and lab. [Read more...]

TSP goes to Uralla

Last week we drove south from Queensland and into the cool climes of the NSW New England tablelands. Here we began the first of three visits recording stories from around Uralla. Uralla is a small town in open grazing country south of Armidale. It is a popular stopping point for people en-route to Sydney and boasts a much loved literary bookshop, boutiques, cafes and galleries. It’s a good example of what a town can do if people work together to foster local arts, culture and heritage.

Elizabeth and John came from Inverell to record Elizabeth’s story

TSP recorded at the Uralla showgrounds – we also did several house calls. With heaters blasting and our signage flapping in the cold winter wind outside, we listened in honour as stories unfolded between friends, family and loved ones: one man’s ongoing connection to the gold mining days of his great grandfather; the birth of the local landcare movement; an aboriginal elder who spoke with her nephew about her life and about how she raised around 25 children; the popular Treefest of the 90s which signalled a turn in people’s perception towards replanting native trees and soil conservation. And more.

When we meet the people and hear the stories, hear their voices, and honour their stories by recording them and then making them available for others to hear, it’s as if we’re plugged into a deep, deep artery that feeds the soul. And from out of this initial trip important connections have been made and much, much more is surely yet to come.

Hamish with Andrew Parker from Uralla Arts

We are excited about this series of recordings and the way in which it promises to marshall a broad level of interest, a terrific body of locally born stories, and culminate in an exhibition that reflect the many lives, relationships and experiences of local Urallians. We felt very welcome by all and recognise how fortunate we were to have the clear support and energy of Andrew Parker, Penny Nelson and Joseph Bell from Uralla Arts – not to mention the broader Uralla Arts and heritage community. We’re looking forward to our next trip in September.