Over the last week or so, David and I have been busily recording people who either still live in West Moonah (formerly known as Springfield) or who once lived there. We have been lucky enough to meet up with Otto Bachinger, Merv Kozikas, Marie & Harald Lietz, Ieva & Arnolds Saulis, Regina Stokman (Millen), Sandra Mundy, Russell Rowlands, Patricia Valetich, Lidija Vugrincic (Baric).
We are making contact with other people who are interested in chatting and sharing stories and images to the project.
I have also been going through the Mountain Mud and Migrants (MMM) archive that the Moonah Arts Centre has kindly shared with me. There are so many images and stories, it’s hard to narrow things down. I came across this great image (above) from the Holl family from the MMM archive – the image is looking Eastward onto the “odd” numbered streets – Fifth, Seventh Avenues and more – but before they were built up, almost paddock-like.
If you are interested and would like to find out more about this project, know someone who may be interested in Rediscovering Springfield, or would like to add to this growing project, please contact me
I shall be adding updates more regularly, so keep returning for some goodies
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