by Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy

SNAPSHOT takes the view that 'History' is full of holes and unanswered questions. In creating an archival project the aim is to fill in some of the gaps left in the wake of big histories by inviting the people of Goolwa to share their little stories; their passions, secrets, photos, love letters, emails, texts, and their special objects. SNAPSHOT will train a crack team of local volunteer archivists who will take a totally different approach to collecting, documenting and publishing an alternative version of Goolwa’s contemporary history. At the archive, the archival team will be present to ask interested locals and visitors a series of questions, to record their answers and to photograph any items presented by members of the public. The collected material will be published as a book and donated to the library's History Room. SNAPSHOT will provide intimate glimpses into the lives of local people and Goolwa visitors; the ones rarely found in history books. This project will question accepted notions of what is worthy of preservation and we will do so by asking local people what is important to them. What is worth recording about your life, your loved ones, your community and the future?

Contributors are Goolwa Public Library & staff, The History Room & volunteers, Lyn Clarke & Citta Slow and Goolwa Primary School.

Location: Goolwa Public Library - 11 Cadell Street, Goolwa

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