Remember, Reflect, Record and Collect

As part of the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Memento Media partnered with Moreland City Council to present ReCollection at the Coburg Carnivale. ReCollection is about celebrating, sharing and capturing the memories of Moreland’s places, history and faces. The ReCollection exhibit showcased short documentaries and printed historical material which helped attendees take a trip down memory lane. During the Carnivale, many locals generously shared their stories about life in Moreland in our specially built ReCollection Recorder. We’re now busy in the edit suite making their memories into movies which we will publish in the coming months.

In the meantime, you can view documentaries from our exhibition below.

Coburg Historical Society’s former president, Malcolm McIlvena, talks about Coburg’s geography and how that has shaped the region’s industries. He then discusses the first European settlements.

Heather Cox’s mother raised her brothers and sister when both her parents died in the 1940’s. Heather’s father started work in a clay pit in Brunswick and ended up running his own tip-truck business.

Dr. Sue Lopez Atkinson’s grandfather was one of the founders of the free lending library at the Mechanics institute in Brunswick. She talks about her unfortunate school experiences and how she has devoted her life to working within the community to drive change in early childhood learning.

When Ann and Bruce McGregor moved to Brunswick in 1967, the Merri Creek was in bad condition. They worked with many community groups through their roles in the Merri Creek Coordinating Committe and the Friends of Merri Creek to bring the creek back to life.

Heather Cox explains grew up on a small farm in Pascoe Vale where she was surrounded by relatives, animals and a backyard ripe for exploration and horsing around.

Dr. Sue Lopez Atkinson is a proud Yorta Yorta women born in 1955. She remembers her parents and reminisces about kicking around the suburb with the local kids in Coburg.

Meredith Lawrence set up Fawkner Community House seventeen years ago. She reflects on her work with the community and we are treated to a performance from the Heart and Soul Singers.

Heather Cox talks about courting in late 1950’s Victoria — a time of rock ‘n’ roll, clapped-out cars and Saturday night dances. She met her husband at the Westbreen Hall.

Click here to view our archive of the 2017 Coburg Carnivale and ReCollection event information.