The Heritage Project was endorsed by the Management Committee in February 2012. The aim of the Project is to better manage the Club’s collections – there is a need to identify and conserve our heritage. Ultimately once the collections are in order we might put together the history of the Club (see ClubHistory), however before we get to that point there is a lot of work to be done. As such, there are two concurrent streams to the Project.
The first stream is to capture the stories that make the Club; these stories bring our heritage to life. We have a wonderful oral history and as such we have undertaken to film our Life Members. The stories are fantastic and engaging and the result is A Way of Life: a film by Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club. Check out ClubStories.
The second stream is to undertake much needed conservation and archiving work. Our collections are held at the Club and the Waverley Council Library – and with many items also held in personal collections we have an opportunity to conserve and build on what we currently have. To do so a Collections Management Policy will be developed – and we are engaging professional consultants to steer us in the right direction. However to do this properly it will take time – but we will get there. Check out ClubCollections to find out more including why our collections are nationally significant.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping out. Thanks to those who have already registered their interest – as our efforts ramp up you will be called upon!
Finally, this Project made it on to the ABC News 5 May 2013! How awesome! (thank you ABC News)