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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    Strange Times

    by @missingenuous, 4 months ago


    The collective sentiment of the local community.

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    7 Ways

    by @missingenuous, 4 months ago

    7 Ways to Protect Yourself by Simon Le Wilts. One of the many street posters popping up about the inner west, but this has artists accreditation - most of them don't. Located on Douglas Street - near entry to Stanmore Train Station.


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    7 Ways

    by @missingenuous, 4 months ago

    7 Ways to Protect Yourself by Simon Le Wilts. One of the many street posters popping up about the inner west, but this has artists accreditation - most of them don't. Located on Douglas Street - near entry to Stanmore Train Station.

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    Uncertain Times

    by @missingenuous, 4 months ago

    There has been a proliferation of street posters by unknown artists through the inner west. This one was located on Douglas Street, Stanmore just near the entry to Stanmore Station. inner West ever creative, even under lockdown.

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    My Post Coronavirus Dream

    by Chris V, 4 months ago

    My Post CoronaVirus Dream



    Just imagine if you can, what the new world will look like? The flow on and ripple effects of this pandemic will be felt for decades. With all the changes that will happen, and the still latent potential for widespread global upheaval, it is a stressful time. So here is a piece of fiction of what it could look like, if we are smart about it.


    My morning starts well before daybreak, I change and grab myself a couple of small sugar bananas, before walking out the door. In the early predawn dark I can hear... Continue reading

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    1.5m social distancing sig

    by research and collect, 4 months ago

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    Fisher Family Quarantine April 2020

    by Shan Hick, 4 months ago

    Michael and Shannon worked on this prezi with music voice over to describe our family's time together in the COVID-19 time in April 2020.

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    Food court at Marrickville Metro - not now.

    by research and collect. , 4 months ago

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    Stay at home art

    by stay at home, 4 months ago

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    A ROAD, LANE, CANYON & CANVAS by Fergus Fricke

    by Reflections, 4 months ago

    A ROAD, LANE, CANYON & CANVAS

    I have been remembering and thinking during the “lockdown”. The inner west suburbs of Sydney have changed dramatically in the forty-six years I have lived in Balmain. In that time Balmain has been transformed from a rundown working class suburb to a wealthy middleclass one. While house and shop facades have largely been preserved some streets have changed more dramatically than others. Louisa Road, which runs from Cove Street to Yurrulbin Point, is one that would be unrecognizable to a visitor returning after a fifty-year absence. In the 1970s there were extensive views over... Continue reading

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