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Australians Invited To Become Part of National Online Digital Time Capsule

Australians young and old can add their family stories, their journeys, their achievements or talk about their hobbies such as gardening nominate favourite country town, holiday spot from their own Personal Computer and include photos.

Australians are being invited to add their personal stories as part of an Online Time Capsule that will be streamed in real time to a multimedia exhibition at Federation Square and will become a permanent growing feature.

Tales of immigration and travel, to broken families and long-lost love, to feats of courage and human survival – all recorded on one website. Exploring themes of democracy, politics, culture, immigration, war and society, the website will provide an insight into Australian history and our contemporary society.

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Jane Sydenham Clarke from Fed Square said “As Australia Day approaches and stirs the memories of millions of people who received their citizenship, and the expectations of many who are about to receive their citizenship certificate, it is timely to reflect on what it means to be Australian.”

By providing themes we are creating a framework for people to submit their stories into their areas of interest and on subjects on which they may wish to make a contribution.”

Australians  abroad  will also have the opportunity to add their story to an ‘Online Time Capsule’ that will be streamed in real time to a multimedia exhibition at Federation Square. www.federationstory.com

These are stories that make Australia the place it is today – as with federation when the individual States came together to make the whole of Australia – stories from across the nation will provide a unique snap shot of Australia.

Jane Sydenham-Clarke  “The Federation Story website is about reflecting Australia’s very diverse multicultural community and the personal stories of members of the community”.“While Federation Square is located in Melbourne we are seeking submissions from all over Australia to reflect Australia’s national character.”

Australians are invited to add their story at www.federationstory.com

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Marysville, devastated by the Black Saturday fires, will celebrate its 150th birthday on Australia Day and has already commenced to add its story to the portal.

Dave Stirling, Chairman of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce said, “The community is keen to have past residents and visitors to Marysville to rally in support of the township on the website with their stories and memories of the town before and after the fires.”

“We are still in recovery mode but making progress and this site project by Fed Sqaure allows all country towns a place to tell their ongoing story form a community point of view.

Ms Sydenham- Clarke said, “Once the stories are included people can link to their Facebook or Twitter accounts and spread the story to their family and friends”.

“As Australia Day approaches and stirs the memories of millions of people who received their citizenship, and the expectations of many who are about to receive their citizenship certificate, it is timely to reflect on what it means to be Australian.”

“By providing themes we are creating a framework for people to submit their stories into their areas of interest and on subjects on which they may wish to make a contribution.”

“While Federation Square is located in Melbourne we are seeking submissions from all over Australia to reflect Australia’s national character.”

Australians are invited to add their story at www.federationstory.com