Telling Our Stories

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The Percy Wells' Legacy Group

Every community has its own story to tell. Stories shape the way a community sees itself – where it’s been and where it’s going, its individual personality and perspectives – what makes it different from other places.

Telling Our Stories was a two year community history project drawing on the people and collections of the Alexandrina Council region to capture digital stories about the region’s history.

Community historians Madeleine Regan and June Edwards and filmmaker Malcolm McKinnon have unearthed memories, images and objects to make connections between the intangible stories of individuals and the tangible historical record through ten short films.

Telling Our Stories was created for the Australia Council, Arts SA, Country Arts SA, History SA and Alexandrina Council as part of Just Add Water through the Cultural Places Initiative, an Australian Government Pilot.

 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this website may contain images and voices of people who have died.