Telling your stories - Inner West COVID-19

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Council's Library and History Services is collating a COVID-19 community archive and is seeking stories, anecdotes, artworks and images from Inner West citizens.

Right now, the community is experiencing an extraordinary occurence. Contemporary accounts by everyday people will help future historians make sense of this major life event.

The archive will act as a 'snapshot' of the Inner West in lockdown - what it was like, how our world changed and how people were affected.

The community archive wants to hear from singles, families, young and old people, people with disabilities, businesses and artists about:

⦁ What you are doing

Council's Library and History Services is collating a COVID-19 community archive and is seeking stories, anecdotes, artworks and images from Inner West citizens.

Right now, the community is experiencing an extraordinary occurence. Contemporary accounts by everyday people will help future historians make sense of this major life event.

The archive will act as a 'snapshot' of the Inner West in lockdown - what it was like, how our world changed and how people were affected.

The community archive wants to hear from singles, families, young and old people, people with disabilities, businesses and artists about:

⦁ What you are doing
⦁ What you are feeling
⦁ What you are missing

Need some inspiration? check these FAQs



How to join in

  • Add your stories, photos, video clips, artwork, poems, songs, cartoons etc to the Covid-19 stories stream
  • Like and comment on other people's posts
  • Email your contribution to engagement@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
  • Mail to IWC History Services, Marrickville Library, 313 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
  • Let us know if you have a related project you want us to know about


Prizes, prizes, prizes!

We've got heaps of prizes for you. The 40 best contributions will win a $50 Visa debit card. See the Terms and Conditions for details.


What happens next

The public archive will become part of the permanent collection at Inner West Council's Local Studies Collection and help tell our stories to future generations, who will use the contents to understand how the community dealt with the pandemic.

Posting Terms and Conditions

  • Please read the Terms and Conditions very carefully as you are agreeing to them by contributing your material.
  • When you upload your contribution on this page, mail it or post it on Council's social media you are agreeing that it is part of a public archive and may be made available or reproduced in Council public documents and media.
  • Council may exhibit the material online or display/reproduce it in a physical exhibition.

Instructions

  • To add your story, photo or video clip, just start typing in the title box, you don't have to register. We do require a screen name and email address. 
  • If you're already a registered member of this site you will be asked to log in.
  • The screen name may appear on your post but your email address is kept private. 


Please comment, like and share

The project is monitored and we will not publish material which contravenes the Terms and Conditions.  Inappropriate comments will be removed in line with the Moderation policy.


Format information*  

Photo format: Jpeg
Quality: High Quality
Size: 2MB-10MB
Provide a caption or brief explanation in the title box
Add the photographer's name 

Video format: MP4
Length: Up to 60 seconds. If you want to contribute a longer video clip contact
Amie.Zar@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
02 9392 5817
Provide a caption or brief explanation in the title box
Add the videographer's name

Text only story
Provide a caption or brief explanation in the title box
Add the author's name

Artwork
Provide a title or brief explanation in the title box
Add the artist's name
Add the medium

*We ask for the name so your material is properly attributed to you in the public archive. We may contact you to find out more information.


Having issues posting or uploading?

Contact the Engagement Team engagement@innerwest.nsw.gov.au 

Thank you for your contribution. 

Our Library History Team will be collating your contributions into a public archive of stories and images to reflect the experiences of the Inner West community during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. If you and your material is eligible it will be judged as part of the prize competition.


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    Exercising during Covid-19

    by by Patricia O’Brien, about 6 hours ago

    Exercising during Covid-19

    “As the Hannaford Centre closed, I decided to incorporate some exercises from my Circuit Training class into a home session. I videoed my husband ‘skating’. Despite his Irish/Welsh ancestry, he has no sense of rhythm. There is still plenty of laughter in lockdown.”

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    One More Can Of Soup

    by Keila, about 6 hours ago

    "One More Can Of Soup"
    Concept by Keila Terencio, photos by Jon Wright.
    Conceptual photography created in an afternoon of isolation, made in collaboration with my housemate in Newtown, to capture some of the zeitgeist of this moment in history, our struggles and attachment to little "treasures".

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    "Hand Talking" with Studio ARTES Inner West Performance group

    by Studio ARTES Innerwest, about 7 hours ago

    We are always finding ways to keep creative and connected



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    Covid Haikus

    by Covidhaikuers, 1 day ago

    In early April, a friend suggested that four of us who live in the Inner West exchange, by email, a daily haiku about our Lockdown experiences, in particular, observations on a daily walk. We’d try to keep to the 5-7-5 format but didn’t have to follow strict haiku rules. Our practice released a steady flow of poems which we’re still writing – not necessarily every day, but when we feel inspired by what we see, what we hear, what we think, what concerns us and what delights us during this very difficult time.

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    Annandale Face Masks

    by Ben Cregan, 1 day ago

    During the early weeks of the Covid -19 Pandemic health supplies became scarce so small local businesses began filling the demand.

    An alterations shop on Parramatta Rd Annandale started making face masks.

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    Italian Forum during Covid-19

    by By Natalie , 1 day ago

    The Italian Forum - a ghost town during Covid -19 lockdown. So peaceful and quiet.

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    The Looming Wave

    by Ben Cregan, 1 day ago

    The Looming Wave


    A Corona wave is heading our way

    Carrying a curse generated from lands faraway

    Every breathe is sweet and sour

    The scientists tell us the virus spreads thru our saliva and can survive outside the body for hours

    Anxiety rises when leaving the house as the danger lurks invisible to the eye

    Except we can see on our T.Vs the devastation overseas far and wide


    The politicians have put aside their games for now as Corona has the real power

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    Easter Camping shoe box diorama

    by Covid Camping , 1 day ago

    We couldn’t go camping at Easter so my son made this Easter camping diorama, complete with toilet roll stash at the side of the tent’

    leisacashen@ymail.com

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    Redflag Poster - the politics of coronavirus

    by research and collect , 4 days ago

    A frequent poster popping up though Leichhardt, Parramatta Road and Marrickville "Special Pandemic Coverage" viral plague and economic crisis.

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    Harris Farm - a local shopper

    by research and collect , 4 days ago

    Harris Farm - a local shopper prepares to enter, hand wash, sanatiser and designer mask ready to go. Harris Farm Norton Plaza Leichhardt.

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