What’s your story?

Published on 28 May 2019

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Rockhampton Regional Council is looking for residents to share their stories as part of preparations for the 2019 Adani Rockhampton River Festival.

Mayor Margaret Strelow said this was a fantastic way to put locals at the heart of the event.

“We are putting out the call for people to share their experiences of the Rockhampton Region with us by coming into the library and telling their story.

“Bring a photo or some paper memorabilia from our region and tell us why it is important to you.

“Maybe it’s a photo of you and your dad fishing in the Fitzroy River, or an original map from the Mount Morgan mine that was passed down from your grandma.

“Maybe it’s something else entirely! But if you have a story, we want to hear it.

“The libraries team will take an audio recording of you, and show you how to create digital photograph of your memorabilia. The team will stitch them together to play at key locations around the festival.

“A digital copy of your memorabilia will be preserved in our History Centre, and you’ll get a copy to take away with you too.

“I’m absolutely delighted that our community, the people who make our region what it is, will play such an important role at the festival.

“While I can’t say anything more specific quite yet, I have seen the plans and I have to say I am so excited for July!”

Book a session at the Rockhampton local History Library preservation station (which is part of the Southside Library) by calling on 4936 8043 or libraries@rrc.qld.gov.au or come in to make an appointment.