Time to pull out old pho­to­graphs

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

IF YOU or your fam­ily have lived around Mt Druitt for gen­er­a­tions, chances are you have some old pho­tos of the area stashed away in the house some­where.

A pro­ject aims to pre­serve pho­tos of old build­ings, streets and events on a new web­site called Black­town Mem­o­ries.

“Too of­ten peo­ple throw away shoe boxes full of pho­to­graphs that have his­toric or so­cial value,” Black­town Mayor Stephen Bali said. “We will col­late, record and clas­sify the pic­tures, form­ing a last­ing pub­lic pic­to­rial record of Black­town.”

Dur­ing Her­itage Week in April a scan­ning booth will be trav­el­ling around the area so res­i­dents can have their pho­tos scanned on to a USB and given back to them. In the mean­time, res­i­dents can make an ap­point­ment to bring them into the Max Web­ber Li­brary’s lo­cal his­tory sec­tion, where they will be as­sessed and scanned.

“In re­turn, we will give back a high qual­ity im­age on a USB that can be stored or shared,” Cr Bali said.

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