We are looking for 20 people to interview about ‘The Store’.
Do you have memories of ‘The Store’?
Did you work there? Did you shop there?
What was your association with ‘The Store’?
‘The Store’ (the Newcastle and Suburban Co-operative Society), once located in Newcastle West, was more than a retail store: it also supported its members in other ways, offering funds for health and funeral cover, a travel agency, credit union, function centre, local deliveries… and many of its members would remember the ‘divvy’ that rewarded loyal customers.
The purpose of this oral history project is to collect a range of stories about ‘The Store’ that can be used in a publication and made available on-line on the University of Newcastle’s livinghistories@uon digital platform and shared with the wider community. If you are interested in participating or would like further information, please contact Dr Ann Hardy at the University of Newcastle on Ann.firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 49854594 by 8 February 2019.Oral history interviews will be undertaken during early 2019. (While there is a limit of 20 interviews for this project, contributions in other forms, such as written works, photographs etc, would also be greatly appreciated). This project is sponsored by Doma Group, and managed by Artefact Heritage (artefact.net.au), with GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab at the University of Newcastle Library (livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au) and the Vera Deacon Regional History Fund (uoncc.wordpress.com/vera-deacon-fund), and supported by Newcastle Region Library (newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Library/Home).
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