History Here films

Filed : Lifelong Learning, Projects, Young People .

VIDEO: Five fantastic short films about the Orange and Cabonne region’s history were made by primary school students collaborating with local seniors.

These first screened at the Amusu Theatre in Manildra on Saturday 10 June, 2017.

An Arts OutWest project, devised and led by author and literacy consultant Paul Stafford with Miles Wright, David Anitoch and Vince Lovecchio.

Funded by NSW Office of Environment & Heritage’s Community Youth and Seniors Heritage Grants 2016-2017. More about the project…

Click on an image below to play the short film.

Manildra Public School – story of Allan Tom who founded Amusu Theatre (the oldest continuous running in Australia).

Borenore Public School – The story of Frank Rusconi, discoverer of marble at Borenore.

Spring Hill Public School did an interpretation of the Man from Ironbark (with a local connection).

Mullion Creek Public School – The Story of Ophir Joe (an early discoverer of big gold at Ophir).

Cudal Public School – The story of Max Hazleton, founder of Hazleton Airlines who survived a crash in the bush in the Cox River Catchment, sustaining no injuries (apart from a broken watch) and wandered starving for six days through wild canyons.

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