Project update - March 2017

There's some great stories out there.

 

While I’ve been recruiting people who are interested for the ‘This is What Happens After’ research project, I’ve been pointed in the direction of a number of really great websites that contain oral history projects about disasters (and one play that’s on in April – if you’re in Tas, get along to it!)

Some of them are in the below links, but if there’s more that you think I should check out, please let me know. Be warned, this is the sort of stuff that you open up, and then hours later resurface without realising how much time has passed.

 

Black Saturday Museum

http://www.blacksaturdaymuseum.com/personal_stories.htm

 

Big Stories Small Towns

http://bigstories.com.au/towns/strathewen

 

’67 Tasmania Bushfires story map

http://67bushfires.fire.tas.gov.au

 

ACT ‘Mr Fluffy’ loose fill asbestos houses

https://www.gensstories.com.au/project-surrender

 

Quake Stories, NZ

http://www.quakestories.govt.nz/stories

 

Canterbury earthquakes

www.ceismic.org.nz

 

Story Corps, USA

https://storycorps.org/theme/hurricane-katrina/

 

Story telling is a really important aspect of disasters. Not only is it an important way of capturing information and details about disaster events, and recording history, I think it’s one of the strongest links that we can have to the ‘human-ness’ of these experiences.

Thanks again to everyone who has sent me their letters, I really appreciate the thought, time and effort that has gone in to them.