Mitch Lowe and Thelma James are hoping to record Lismore’s oral history. Jay Cronan
Mitch Lowe and Thelma James are hoping to record Lismore’s oral history. Jay Cronan

Pics and stories needed, please

LISMORE Tourism wants stories and photos from the region’s Aboriginal community for a new project at the Visitor Information Centre.

The centre is holding a community open day this Saturday at Gunnawannabe Café and Gallery to encourage people to come and share their knowledge.

Gunnawannabe co-owner Thelma James said there was a lot of oral history out in the community and she hoped to record it before it was lost.

“We want people to bring in their photos and stories and share them with us this weekend,” she said.

“A lot of my people moved into North Lismore in the ’40s and ’50s, particularly around Boorie and Currie streets, and they have stories that need to be told.”

Lismore Tourism co-ordinator Mitch Lowe said the project would provide a unique and personal insight into the Aboriginal history of Lismore.

The open day runs from 10am until 2pm at Gunnawannabe Gallery in Union Street.



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