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No77 December 2010

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ALEXANDRINA LIBRARY SERVICES
news  No. 77
December 2010 by Dawn Juers 

Well, what about this weather! Record rainfalls in South Australia - floods in our Gawler River area
and up near Wagga NSW and Queensland, plus huge snowfalls in Britain….our weather has gone
crazy! I think someone has been using the rain making machine that I wrote about in the October
newsletter.


The Alexandrina Library History Room at Goolwa proudly supports the Goolwa Primary School’s Mobile Storytelling
Project. Year 6/7 students (as shown) have been very busy in the History room, using the Walter Pretty Collection plus
other historical photos and documents researching the history of Goolwa.  *


Using 7scenes software, and with the support of their teacher, Christy Refchange, and ELearning specialist, Roger
Edmonds, the students have researched the history of Goolwa and then linked this information, via their mobile phones,

 to hot spots around the town, thus creating location-aware Mobile Storytelling.
The students have used iPhones, iPads and Android technologies with GPS and Wi-Fi for this
project.


It’s a great way for the students to learn more about history and work together in teams in an
interactive way, using familiar technologies, such as mobile phones.
Both the Alexandrina Library and the Visitor Information Centre are very enthusiastic about
this project.

“It may be possible in the future, for residents and visitors to start their Mobile Story Telling
experience at the Library or Visitor Information Centre,” said Jill Patmore, Alexandrina
Manager Library and Customer Service, “It’s a great way to let people find out more about
the history of Goolwa, using modern technologies”


“We are currently planning for History Week. This year History SA will be presenting ‘About
Time: South Australia’s History Festival.’ We will register this project as part of the festival
and continue to work with the school and our volunteers, preserving the past for our
community.

As a result of my article ‘Do You Remember – in Adelaide?’ last month, I was sent this copy of
some of the old bus tickets (with words of wisdom on the reverse),  *  L-R


. Traffic sign near school: Save the pupils
. He started to sing as he tackled the thing that couldn’t be done & he did it.
. Getting up early is simply a question of mind over mattress.
. There is nothing quite so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an incomplete task.
. There is not much point in spinning a yarn if your audience keeps losing the thread.
. Many promising reconciliations have broken down because, while both parties came prepared to forgive, neither
party came prepared to be forgiven.
[Thanks Verle for taking the time to send me this information - her mother used to save the
tickets]


Hallmark Editions has advised me that they regretfully have ended the publication of the magazine
‘ Australian Heritage’. This quality magazine was always a good read for history buffs. However
the website www.heritageaustralia.com.au will be maintained.

 

* (for photos see pdf version)

 

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