NUDGEE College Old Boys’ Association and the school’s information technology education centre (NITEC) have won a federal grant of $99,000 for a Centenary of Foundation project which will gather oral histories of the communities it has supported educationally.
The project will see the school gather oral histories as well as hold storytelling festivals, the first of which will be the Nudgee College Storytelling Festival on May 13. The project will take 18 months to complete. Designed to ensure that the stories will live on, the festival will be the first step in a community-based muster to collect, conserve and celebrate stories of remote learning.
Supervised students will interact with regional communities to develop skills and technological resources for the collection process.
The project is the result of 12 months of consultation between the college library, the old boys’ Living History Museum historian Denis Drouyn, and fellow old boy Eammon Flack.
The school brings to the project its strengths of a wealth of collected experience and history, links to near and far communities, and information resource and technology expertise.
During the project, supervised students will interact with regional communities to develop skills and technological resources for the collection of the oral history. The collection will be stored and published in digital format and celebrated in storytelling festivals and displays in Emerald, Charleville and at Nudgee, with a feature display in the John Oxley Library in Brisbane.
For further information contact Margaret O’Reilly at the NITEC Library on (07) 3865 0165. The festival entry deadline is Monday May 1.
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