9 November 2015

Curtin celebrates living memories

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This week the community of the suburb of Curtin is launching its ‘Curtin Living Memories’ oral history project. The event is being held on 13 November from 3.30pm – 5.00pm outside the Canberra & District Historical Society premises in the lower courtyard at Curtin shops. All are welcome to join in the project launch, which will be attended by many of the people involved in the project, ACT MLA the Hon Mick Gentleman other dignitaries.

‘Curtin Living Memories’ is joint project of the Curtin Turns 50 group and the Canberra & District Historical Society to mark the suburb’s 50th year. It includes audio recordings of interviews with 20 of the suburb’s local identities, and was made possible through a $7000 ACT Heritage Grant. Curtin residents conducted the interviews and local photographer Joseph Lafferty also assisted the project.

The professionally recorded interviews will be available on the Historical Society’s website http://www.canberrahistory.org.au. The Society sees the project as a model for other suburbs celebrating their jubilees and other events.

When: Friday 13th November 2015
Time: 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Where: Lower courtyard at Curtin shops

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