Know Your Nation project preserving our history in Fremantle

Helena Cohen-Robertson.
Helena Cohen-Robertson.

ENCOURAGING interaction between the generations and preserving cultural stories is the aim of Fremantle resident Helena Cohen-Robertson’s new venture, which is starting this month.

During the four-day Know Your Nation program, Ms Cohen-Robertson will set up a recording booth in the Fremantle Town Hall to give residents the chance to tell their stories and history.

She said there would be memory and story-capturing sessions each day, with the aim of recording conversations between people of different generations, with older people telling the younger their stories and memories of the past.

“The participants can cover these moments in any way that comes naturally,” she said.

“We value every story and memory, we will not be concerned with the level of accuracy or detail of the stories told, we just want the stories as they are remembered.

“After the session, a photographer will capture the participants among the beautifully styled vintage-feel props in the recording booth.”

Know Your Nation will be held on September 24, 25, 29 and 30.

Visit www.knowyournation.com.au for more information.