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We are collecting stories from Wyndham’s community on the effects of COVID-19 on our way of life. These stories will be preserved on the Wyndham History Website and in the library’s collection for future generations.

You can tell your story by sharing:

  • A photo with a caption
  • A one-minute audio recording
  • A 500-word letter to a future generation

Some ideas to get you started:

  • How did you cope with the lockdowns and social distancing?
  • How has this affected your family, what have you missed out on?
  • How are you staying connected to family and friends?
  • What have you missed the most?
  • Did you learn any new skills while in lockdown?
  • Have you missed any important life events (weddings, funerals, parties) how did you feel?
  • What are you doing now that you missed and why?

Submissions are ongoing.

Any questions? Please contact the Family and Local History Librarian on 8734 2600 or email FamilyHistory.Librarian@wyndham.vic.gov.au.

Terms and Conditions

  1. By making a submission to Our Wyndham Covid-19 Stories project (‘project’), you agree to be bound by these conditions.
  1. You agree that where you are under the age of 18, you have obtained your parent/guardian’s consent to make a submission to the project.  You acknowledge that Council may contact the parent/guardian specified in your submission form at any time to confirm that consent has been provided.
  1. Submissions must:

    (a) be your own original work and must not contain any objectionable, profane, offensive, insulting, inflammatory or defamatory material, or infringe a third party’s intellectual property rights; and
    (b) meet the file format and size requirements as specified in the submission form.

  1. If your submission contains copyrighted material, such as sound recordings, music, art or images, you must have a licence or other consent to use that material.  Licences or evidence of consent must be provided to Council on request.
  1. Prior to making a submission in which any individual is capable of being identified, you must obtain their written consent (or the consent of their parent or guardian if they are aged under 18) to be captured in the content and for a submission to be made.  Evidence of such consent must be provided to Council upon request.
  1. You acknowledge that you retain copyright in your submission.
  1. You agree to grant Council a royalty-free licence to:

    (a) preserve your submission as part of its library collection; and
    (b) publish your submission (in whole or in part) on Council’s local history website (www.wyndhamhistory.net.au) and link the published submission to Council’s library catalogue; and
    (c) use, publish or reproduce your submission (in whole or in part) in any format, including in Council’s publications, promotional material, website and social media for the purpose of promoting or advertising the project or local history generally.

  1. You acknowledge that publication of your submission on Council’s website and library catalogue will result in it being publicly available via the National Library of Australia’s search engine (trove.nla.gov.au).
  1. You acknowledge that Council may publish your name in connection with your submission, subject to compliance with the form of acknowledgement you have specified in your submission form.
  1. Council reserves the right not to publish any submissions or to remove any published submissions where Council, acting in its absolute discretion, determines that:

    (a) you have submitted false, inaccurate, insufficient or misleading information in your submission; or
    (b) you have not complied with these conditions; or
    (c) your submission is inappropriate for publication.

  1. You must indemnify and hold harmless Council, its councillors and employees against all claims arising in connection with a breach of these conditions.
  1. You acknowledge that you can revoke this consent at any time by notifying Council in writing.
  1. Council reserves the right to change or modify these conditions at any time.


Tell Your Story

Your personal information is being collected by Council for the purpose the administration of your application to participate in the History Now Project. Any information you submit as part of your application will be stored and processed by Council in accordance with the Terms and Conditions provided.  Your personal information will be stored in Council’s Customer Database and used to identify you when communicating with Council and for the delivery of services and information. You can access or amend your personal/health information at any time by writing to Council’s Privacy Officer at mail@wyndham.vic.gov.au. For further information on how your personal/health information is handled, visit Council’s Privacy Policy at: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/privacy-policy.

Contact Details
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What is your connection to Wyndham? (required)

Accepted file formats:

  • Photo with a caption in JPEG or PNG format
  • A one-minute audio recording in WAV, MP4 or M4A format
  • A 500-word letter to a future generation in Word or PDF format
One file only.
64 MB limit.
Allowed types: jpg, png.
One file only.
64 MB limit.
Allowed types: mp4, M4A, wav.
One file only.
64 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.
If my name is published in connection with my submission, I would like to be acknowledged by (required)
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