Virus life stories call

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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City of Busselton Libraries local studies officer is documenting life during the COVID-19 pandemic
Camera IconCity of Busselton Libraries local studies officer is documenting life during the COVID-19 pandemic Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

The City of Busselton’s public libraries are inviting locals to participate in a community-wide digital archive project to document life in the region during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown.

The libraries are looking to collect photos, videos and stories of how the community adapted to the social and physical distancing protocols, regional borders and restrictions on gathering and events implemented during the coronavirus pandemic.

Library local studies officer Eloisa Pickerill said images of local residents working from home or home-schooling children, stories of births or marriages during lockdown, or footage of bare supermarket shelves and closed public facilities were being sought.

“Most of us already have these images on our phones or social media already,” she said.

“If you’re happy to share them we’d be honoured to add them to our collection.

“It was an unprecedented moment in our history, and creating a comprehensive archive will help us tell our stories to future generations.”

To submit a story, photo or video to the pandemic digital archive, call 9781 1777 or visit busseltonlibraries.com.au.

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