Time to pull out old photographs
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.