Unless otherwise indicated images and footage are from Mosman Library’s Local Studies Collection.
Images courtesy of:
Hamilton City Libraries, N.Z.
Judy and David Plomley
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries – Showgirls digital collection
After momentary self congratulations on receiving a grant reality quickly set in and the hard work began!
The aim of Mosman Faces was to present a visual story of Mosman through filmed interviews complemented by scanned images of materials from Mosman’s Local Studies Collection.
Recreating a story requires much activity behind the scenes – gathering information, selecting materials and images, scanning images, setting up the website and of course the interviewing and filming.
Filming the interviews was conducted over a few weeks. The cameras rolled, the words flowed and the stories unique to Mosman were brought to life.
Like our already existing interactive website – Mosman Memories of Your Street – a place for past and present residents of Mosman to share memories of their street, Mosman Faces gives the audience an opportunity to respond, comment and share stories.
This interaction sustains community engagement in Mosman’s story, allowing greater access to, and increased awareness of, the Local Studies Collection for past, present and future generations.
Once the words and pictures were combined, a little music added and a logo designed, word was out and MosmanFaces.net was launched in late May 2011.
Mary Lou Byrne
Project Co-ordinator, Mosman Faces