ORAL HISTORY AT THE GAOL
Over the centuries, the passing down of stories from one generation to the next has been key to the preservation of history and the idea of this oral history project is to capture a whole range of stories before they become lost, which could happen
much sooner than you would think.
Throughout the 20 years the Gaol has been closed and while operating as a cultural tourism facility, the importance of working with and recording people’s histories has been recognised as a critical feature of the site, with this not being the first time that
oral history has been commissioned for the Gaol. The aim in this instance however, is also to widen the scope from just a focus on operational stories to more personal stories about the Gaol.
The project will be ongoing, and members of the public can find more information by going to maitlandgaol.com.au, by calling 4936 6842 or by visiting the Gaol and picking up a registration form. If you’ve got a story, please get in touch.