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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    Locantro Catherine Street Leichhardt

    by research and collect , 4 months ago

    Locantro Fine Foods Leichhardt,

    9- 11 Catherine Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040

    Providing award-winning cakes with social distancing measures throughout our lockdown.




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    Delish Pork Roll & Juice Bar

    by Wizard , 4 months ago




    With the easing of restrictions only takeaway is allowed. The blackboard at the shop entry shows order contact phone numbers. Either Pick-up or Uber Eats also by doordash / menulog or Zomato via the website.




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    Cash Stop

    by Wizard , 4 months ago



    The Cash STOP shop on Marrickville Road - COVID -19 among various display posters on the shopfront window is a poster on “simple Steps To Help Stop The Spread”. (259 Marrickville Road, Marrickville).



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    Comserv Technology

    by Wizard , 4 months ago


    Computers - Laptops - Desktops -Trade-Ins - Repairs - Service - Data Recovery is operational during COVID-19 Pandemic(249 Marrickville Road, Marrickville).


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    Anh Son Butchery

    by Wizard , 4 months ago


    Open for business Marrickville road’s shopping precinct

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    Op Shop

    by Wizard , 4 months ago


    Temporary Closed Notice - To limit exposure to COVID – 19 our stores will be closed until further notice While the store is closed, please do NOT leave donations anywhere outside the store. They will not be collected. Please hold on to your donations; we will welcome them when the store reopens. We will let you know when we reopen through our social media channels and website (163 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville).




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    Amy Furniture

    by Wizard , 4 months ago


    This furniture shop on Marrickville road’s shopping precinct is open (

    157 Marrickville Road, Marrickville).


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    2204 Lebanese Bakery

    by Wizard , 4 months ago



    Closed empty shop image captured during Corona virus lockdown

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    7 Eleven Marrickville

    by Wizard , 4 months ago


    Convenience chain offering grab-&-go bites & beverages is open during the COVID-19. (227 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville).

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    Don't Call Them Stupid

    by @missingenuous, 4 months ago

    A paste-up on the window of an empty shop front located on Norton Street, Leichhardt. It is a lovely illustration with a fine, empathic sensibility exhibited in the text by its anonymous author.

    The text reads:

    The images of working people fighting each other over toilet paper shouldn’t fill you with feelings of contempt or superiority because you’re not stooping to that. it should fill you with a profess day sadness at what capitalism can do to people when alienation overwhelms us. A profound sadness, but also a rage at the system that produces this behaviour, and a desire to

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