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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    Letter from a 6 year old

    by Leichhardter, 5 months ago

    Dear Friend,

    Do you remember what it was like to be six years old? You would play fun games with your friends like thumb wars and run in the playground. You would tell funny jokes and stories. You would eat crunch, lunch and recess together. And you would always listen to your teacher.

    But then Coronavirus happened. I'm not allowed to play with my friends or run inside the house. I sometimes feel worried and bored. But I am safe.

    Staying at home feels like I am on school holidays, except I have to do work every day. My teacher... Continue reading

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    Covid-19 poetry

    by EmilyByrdStarr, 5 months ago

    Airborne


    My balcony has become a universe.

    I envy the birds their freedom to go

    where they want. I have to connect

    to the world through a too clean screen

    and dream of stepping through the glass

    and touching someone without fear.


    Renovations

    Green carpet, how I loathe thee,
    let me count the ways...now I have
    so much spare time, I fantasise
    ripping you up bit by bit,
    and if you're cosying your toes in concrete
    I'll put down polished wood instead.
    This shitshow has to be good
    for something, don't you think?


    Public Service Announcement
    A (mostly) found poem... Continue reading

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    COVID reflections for kids in iso

    by Jade Fosberry, 5 months ago

    I've been thinking about what kids must be experiencing right now, trying to understand what's going on around them while also desperate to get some normality back in their lives - whether it's seeing their friends or going to the places they love. At the most simple level, as adults we're experiencing the same feelings of anxiety, fear and confusion too. Hopefully it's not too long til we're all seeing our friends and eating ice cream.


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    COVID Alone

    by NJL, 5 months ago

    We're all doing things a little bit differently at the moment.

    Self portrait.

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    Together we can stop the spread - March 25 2020

    by Neela Kay, 5 months ago

    The signs for social distancing start appearing everywhere here is one from Ashfield Mall.

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    Street signs of the Inner West - Amie Zar History Services

    by Amie Innerwest Council , 5 months ago

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    Working from home - Annie Coulthard, Engagement Team

    5 months ago

    I'm getting used to working from home and am mindful that not everyone has that opportunity. I'm very grateful.

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