Telling your stories - Inner West COVID-19

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

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.

Contributions closed on 31 May 2020. We are currently collating the contributions ready for judging. The 40 best contributions will win a $50 Visa debit card. See the Terms and Conditions for details.


What happens next

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

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.

Contributions closed on 31 May 2020. We are currently collating the contributions ready for judging. 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.

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.


Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project. Contributions have now closed on this site.
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    Marrickville store Banana Joe’s Foodworks

    by Wizard , 5 months ago


    Marrickville store Banana Joe’s Foodworks just prior to closing during Corona Virus Pandemic lockdown period.

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    Image of Marrickville store Banana Joe’s Foodworks just prior to closing during Corona Virus Pandemic lockdown period.

    by Wizard , 5 months ago

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    Fight the virus - What we are seeing online

    by Jacinta Pierce, 5 months ago


    All too familiar images appearing on our screens in the time of COVID-19

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    Covid-19 profiteering

    by Al, 5 months ago

    It didn't take long for Sydneysiders to get "enterpreneurial" over the pandemic.

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    Chase the Rainbow

    by Leichhardter, 5 months ago

    When you go out on your walk around the Inner West, follow the rainbow trail and spot the children's drawings and pictures of rainbows put on their windows and doors. #ChaseTheRainbow was believed to have started in Italy during the pandemic and helps to bring hope and lift the spirits of the community.


    Image credit: Karen Wong

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    Bus 425 Marrickville Road - #Stay connected

    by Neela Kay , 5 months ago


    Lots of signage checking in with people wellbeing and mental health through these strange and unprecedented times.

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    Still Bay Walking

    by TonyB, 5 months ago

    Keeping my distance in the autumn morning

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    Sailing with Dad and my midlife crisis

    by Salty Mike, 5 months ago

    Long walks around the harbour become a welcome escape from being confined to his home and Michael begins to think about his life and recall his adventure across the Atlantic in a yacht race some 4 years earlier. One night after a vivid dream he awakes thinking he's still in the yacht. Bumping around the bed room trying to find the light switch... waking his wife. He makes it down stairs and begins to write an introduction and over time, he merges his journal accounts with his daily life during COVID-19:


    Introduction

    Life is to be explored, enjoyed and... Continue reading

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    A house shared in isolation

    by Laura Brown, 5 months ago

    To the mates of my shared house, crooked and skinny and small as it is. Even bursting at the walls, it’s where I want to be. I want all of you here with me everyday of this.

    The front room of the house gets the best light in the morning.

    Warm and yellow drips

    Through the high window at the side.

    Georgie’s plants sit on the windowsill soaking

    It up, their tendrils growing longer and

    Lush every day she is gone.


    Freya’s room gets the sunlight in the middle of the day,

    Although it is just one small

    Window, it... Continue reading

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    Click, Collect, Read, Repeat

    by Leichhardter, 5 months ago

    The best piece of news the kids had all week was the announcement that our Inner West Libraries were reopening for Click and Collect. Our weekly visits to Leichhardt Library were sorely missed after it closed temporarily because of the pandemic. The kids loved scanning the shelves of the Junior Graphic Novels section and escaping into the pages of their books for hours at home.

    We are so lucky to have our eight Inner West Libraries that gives us access to 1.4 million books, films, magazines, digital media and historical images and documents - enough reading to last the lockdown!

    ... Continue reading

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