Importance of Local History

Louise Prowse (pictured) is PhD Candidate from Sydney University looking at the significance of local history and has chosen five towns as case studies for her thesis, including Gilgandra and Mudgee.  Louise is looking at how history is recorded since the 1950s, in local historical societies, museums, buildings and local media.  In the radio interview at this site she talks about the importance of local history and how oral history has improved the status of that history.  For full story and to download the interview, click here.