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Reliving the past: Stories from our communities


Oral history provides a unique insight into the history of our community. No other historical record captures individual memories, stories and voices in such a personal and immediate way. Macquarie Regional Library’s oral history project: ‘Reliving the past: Stories from our communities’, aims to open a window into the lived experiences of people in our community, capturing voices and memories of regional life that might otherwise be lost. Preserving these unique perspectives of local events, people and places for future generations to explore.

On 25 February 1955 Dubbo was hit with the worst flood in its history.


Find out about living and working in our communities in years gone by.

Growing up in the remote sawmilling communities was a truly unique experience. Hear some of the stories of living and working in the Pilliga Forest.




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