Thursday, September 20, 2007

Coffs Harbour History Online

The Coffs Harbour City Library today launched the Voice of Time Oral History Digitisation Project

"The Voice of Time oral history project is a collection of 150 interviews with descendants of pioneering families and long-time residents of the Coffs Harbour region. The original project was completed in 1988 as an Australian Bicentennial project. It has now been digitised by Coffs Harbour City Library and published in digital format to enable improved preservation and public access."

Search the Oral History Database and hear snippets from the recollections of Jessie Tulk and her daughter of their time at the Solitary Islands' lighthouse, or Mary Thomas recall her adventures on the telephone exchange from the early 1920s onward.

The project has been a long time in the making for Enzo Accadia and other staff and volunteers at the Coffs Library and all are to be congratulated on this wonderful oral history archive of the local region.