Bank on fu­ture gen­er­a­tions see­ing old items

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

Any­thing to de­posit in the Mem­o­ry­Bank?

The Mem­o­ry­Bank is the ini­tia­tive of the Cen­tral Otago Her­itage Trust and with the sup­port of the Cen­tral Lakes Trust has started in earnest to get com­mu­nity groups and in­di­vid­u­als to use this com­mu­nity re­source to its full po­ten­tial.

If you have any ab­so­lute gems (or even just bits and pieces) of her­itage items stored in a dusty box in a back cup­board – now is the time to get them out, make them avail­able for all to see and keep a dig­i­tal copy of them se­cure for ev­er­more.

A ‘her­itage item’ may be old pho­tos, documents or cer­tifi­cates that you can scan. They may be old arte­facts, ma­chin­ery or build­ings that you can take pho­tos of. Or they may be mem­oirs, jour­nals or sto­ries of people, places, events from days gone by.

The Mem­o­ry­Bank is a dig­i­tal repos­i­tory for all the in­ter­est­ing stuff we have as a com­mu­nity that is not al­ready stored in the Hocken, His­toric Places Trust or other NZ dig­i­tal li­braries.

The Mem­o­ry­Bank has no set date to dic­tate what is a ‘Her­itage’ item. Af­ter all, what’s hap­pen­ing to­day will be of her­itage sig­nif­i­cance in the decades to come.

So don’t be shy, pull out some in­ter­est­ing stuff from your own fam­ily or from a club or group you be­long too (make sure it’s not per­son­ally sen­si­tive), reg­is­ter yourself on mem­o­ry­ and get up­load­ing.

Safe­keep­ing: De­posits in the Mem­o­ry­Bank.

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