Transforming the Local

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Transforming the Local calls on the community to take part as story collectors as well as story tellers in charting the social and economic revolution that has swept across this part of Sydney since the 1960s.

Transforming the Local was launched in 2007. It is an oral history project designed to explore the experience of gentrification, particularly responses to social and cultural changes, in the Leichhardt municipality since the 1960s. Funded through Leichhardt Council’s Local History Grants Scheme, it is a joint project between oral historian Paula Hamilton of the Australian Centre for Public History at UTS and Leichhardt Library’s Local History unit.

20 oral history interviews were undertaken between 2007 and 2009 and we invite you to access the sound files and interview transcripts in the ARCHIVE section of the above site.