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Oral History Project

With the co-operation of Oral Historian Trish Parker, Irwin locals, past and present, were interviewed to collect memories of historical importance. So far 30 interviews have been recorded on themes including farming, education and development of the town.

Below are some highlights of some of the interviews. If you would like to hear the whole story call into the Dongara Library, these audio books can be borrowed free of charge or purchased.

Phyllis Money

Arthur Hendy

Thomas Cameron

Sister Regina

 

Fred Burton - Deep Well video by Chris Lewis ABC

The Shire of Irwin’s Oral History project worked with the Dongara District High School Year 6 students to produce thirteen videos on historic sites with audio layover from our interviewees.

Denison House 

Dongara Old School

Dongara Railway Station 

Drive In

Knowler House

Old Mill 

Pearse House

Port Denison Foreshore

Priory Hotel

Road Board Office

Russ Cottage

St Dominic's Cemetery

Toko's Restaurant

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