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Written by: Amy Lawton & Dr. Olivia Hamilton
Published: November 2017

WESTIR Limited was approached by Blacktown City Libraries to undertake an evaluation on its Blacktown Memories – Liveable Communities Project. Blacktown Memories – Liveable Communities is an initiative of Blacktown City Library, aimed at collecting, recording, and preserving oral histories from Blacktown’s older residents. The library has partnered with four residential aged care organisations, and is collecting life histories from selected residents. This pilot stage of the project received funding from the NSW Family and Community Services [FACS] Liveable Communities Grants Program, with oral history interviews taking place from January through to May 2017.

WESTIR Limited is making the executive summary of the evaluation report online, however the full report will not be released publicly, except by special request. Individuals and organisations interested in reading the full report are advised to contact Mary Ternes, Community Learning Coordinator at Blacktown City Library on (02) 9839 6621 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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