Bank on future generations seeing old items
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 memorybank.co.nz and get uploading.
Safekeeping: Deposits in the MemoryBank.