Oral History Recordings

Click on the links below to listen to the recordings discussing significant artefacts at two of our historic house museums, Mugga-Mugga and Calthorpes' House.

To take part:

After your students have recorded their Artefact Chat oral history interviews, print out and fill in the information on the Permission to use oral history form. The form will need to be signed by a parent or carer.

 

Send in your recordings as either a wav.file or mp3.file, to;

HistoricPlacesBookings@act.gov.au


Alternatively, you can save the recordings to a USB, and mail to:

Education Officer
ACT Historic Places

PO Box 939

Civic Square ACT 2608

 

ORAL HISTORY RECORDINGS


Mugga-Mugga

Flour Bin

Side Saddle

Saddle

Fireplace

Remembering Miss Sylvia Curley

Make-do cupboard

The paddocks

Water Bags

 

Calthorpes’ House

Ball Gown

Bean Slicer

Cubby

Fuel stove

Kitchen

Veranda

 

Lanyon


Leo ‘Chum’ Harriden, grooming horse, Lanyon stock yards, c. 1945

A jackeroo’s daily routine

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Click the Play button above to hear about a jackeroo's daily routine from interviewee Jim Brooks.

Jackeroo Jim Brooks, riding pure Arabian stallion ‘Nelson’, Lanyon c. 1940

A jackeroo’s stock horse

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Click the Play button above to hear about a jackeroo's stock horse from interviewee Jim Brooks.

Lanyon wheat paddock, L-R: Todd Savage, Bill Gepperd, unknown c. 1940

Stooking the hay

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Click the Play button above to hear about stooking the hay from interviewee Jim Brooks.

Lanyon employees Vic Giddings, Arthur Martin, Charlie Prowse and Rennie Crawford on the tennis court c. 1937

A jackeroo’s recreation

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Click the Play button above to hear about a jackeroo's recreation from interviewee Jim Brooks.

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