Published on 21 December 2020
Camden’s unique history is set to come to life, and we need your help!
Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee is running a social media campaign over the festive season, asking residents to share their untold stories behind Camden’s rich and diverse history.
Information gathered will help to map Camden’s oral history as part of a knowledge-sharing and story-telling program that will be used to describe the people, places and events that have shaped the identity of the area.
“Camden is well known for its heritage and historic value and I know there are residents with many stories that are just waiting to be heard by the wider community,” Mayor of Camden Cr Fedeli said.
“The social media campaign will allow us to not only uncover untold stories, but importantly also educate our new residents about the unique heritage in our very own backyard.”
“We are after photographs, audio or video clips and even written stories. During this festive season I urge all of our community to have a chat with their loved ones and maybe write down or even record the stories of Camden.”
The stories can be short, authentic and even quirky to tell the story of your memories and experiences across the Camden area. Be creative! get the kids involved as a fun school holiday activity.
To make your submission, visit Council’s website under ‘My Camden Story’.
Alternatively send via mail to: Team Leader Land Use Planning, PO BOX 183, CAMDEN NSW 2570; or even via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The campaign is an initiative of Camden Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee.
The image to the left is of Victoria Macarthur- Stanham with Geoff Corrigan laying the 1998 brick in the wall of the library and mueseum on 6 June 1998