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Yesterday’s stories told at Brewarrina


Brewarrina Central School students with Aunty Bim, one of the first to have her stories recorded. Photo contributed

Students at Brewarrina Central School are working with a documentary company to record and preserve the stories of Brewarrina and its Elders.

“Yesterday’s Stories” is a free app which enables viewers to discover stories including stories about Indigenous people, migrants, colonial times, industry, sacred sites and landmarks, art and monuments and personal stories.

It is a great way to watch the character of the community you are visiting come alive through live maps and to get directions.

Brewarrina became part of this network of history thanks to a grant organised by the Brewarrina Aboriginal Culture Museum, with Uncle Brad Steadman having a large part to play in the project.

Before heading out into the community, Year 9 and 10 students worked hard today to learn the skills needed to interview local Elders. […]

Read more in the printed edition of The Western Herald.

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