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Kununurra Historical Society ADMIN January 20, 2012
Welcome to the Group Pool, "Have You Lived in Kununurra?" The aim was for history images of Kununurra to be made more accessible, we encourage histories with the images and welcome your contributions. We have decided to allow recent images, after all, the moment after a photograph is taken, it becomes history! - Please read the "Group Pool Rules, before you dive...

Group Description

Boab near the WA/NT Border in evening twilight, Ningbing Country far north-east Kimberley coast by KHS

Have You Lived in Kununurra?


Then you have had an experience that is impossible to fully describe!

Kimberley Images and Histories

With a very young, but incredibly unique development and history of just 50 years the Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA) - Ord River Project was just getting underway in 1961 - At this point in the evolving history of Kununurra, the Kununurra Historical Society Inc. (KHS) Archive, Library, Museum & Research facility would like to call for the many former residents to provide us a short history and any images of their involvement in the town. This could be an interesting snapshot in 2061. Have You Lived in Kununurra?

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Warning! This site contains images of people who are deceased.

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Have You Lived in Kununurra?

This group has been formed to attract images and histories of past and present residents of Kununurra, the Ord River Irrigation Area, Kimberley Research Station and even outlying communities and stations, with any relevance to Kununurra.

More on.. Have You Lived in Kununurra?

Kununurra has always had a very transient population, and KHS is seeking past and present Kununurra residents (Please send them this link if you have contacts for any?), to participate in a project to celebrate these 50th and 70th anniversaries by calling on all businesses, Government Departments, Organisations, Clubs, Associations, and especially people to supply and share a history of their Kununurra involvements. These can be complex or as simple as you like, in documents and object form with real photographs posted to the archive, or in any electronic document format. Please DO include images if you can, and email to us. Alternatively, or as well, you can participate in this Group Pool and add your history with wour image descriptions.

Group Rules and Keywords to Use - Please read the Group Rules and other Guidelines at
www.flickr.com/groups/have-you-lived-in-kununurra/rules/

The transience of Kununurra's population, is a reason why it is of great importance for KHS to actively seek material relevant, from past residents to ensure local access and availability of this short but very rich history. Read more about the KHS Archive, Library, Museum & Research Facility.

Warning! - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - More on - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - Kununurra Archive & Museum - KHS Digitisation Program - First Submissions - KHS Administered Groups on Flickr - Have You Lived in Kununurra? or Have You Lived in the Kimberley? - Other KHS Groups - Calling all Archives - Ord History in (Ours & Other) Archives - The Kimberley Region in (Ours & Other) Archives - Have You Lived in Kununurra Group Rules - Group Keywords to Use - General Group Rules - Donate and/or join KHS - KHS on Flickr - Links - Guidelines for Have You Lived in Kununurra


Kununurra Archive & Museum

If you have objects you'd like to be preserved for future generations, we have a modern purpose-built archive, museum, library and research facility with a great interest in the preservation of any documents, photographs or other objects of relevance to Kimberley history, especially the history of the Ord and NT border areas. Your archival donations will be safely cared for and made accessible in our modern facility to be preserved and available for future generations. Please contact us.

Kununurra Historical Society (Inc.) Archive & Museum – Established in 1986 - Celebrating Our 25th Year in 2010 & 2011 – Making Accessible the Significance of 70 Years of Tropical Agriculture & 50 Years of Kununurra & the Commercial Ord River Irrigation Area in 2011.

Warning! - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - More on - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - Kununurra Archive & Museum - KHS Digitisation Program - First Submissions - KHS Administered Groups on Flickr - Have You Lived in Kununurra? or Have You Lived in the Kimberley? - Other KHS Groups - Calling all Archives - Ord History in (Ours & Other) Archives - The Kimberley Region in (Ours & Other) Archives - Have You Lived in Kununurra Group Rules - Group Keywords to Use - General Group Rules - Donate and/or join KHS - KHS on Flickr - Links - Guidelines for Have You Lived in Kununurra

KHS Digitisation Program

Many of the early 1960's images you will see on the KHS Flickr site have been digitised with the assistance of a major funding grant from the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley (SWEK) Read more on the KHS Profile Page from the link below.

Want to help? Feel free to come and give a hand when you see the museum open over the wet season. No experience neccesary. This program will continue over the next four months. Or just come in to see all digitised images to date of the, A Photograhic Journey on the Ord, will be available for viewing at the Museum from January 1st 2011, showing all newly digitised images, maps and documents.

Significance Definition

"Significance refers to the value and meanings that items and collections have for people and communities. Significance helps unlock the potential of collections, creating opportunities for communities to access and enjoy collections, and to understand the history, cultures and environments of Australia".

From Significance 2.0 a guide to assessing the significance of collections, by Roslyn Russell and Kylie Winkworth for the Collections Council of Australia Ltd. (Now axed - This may still be available online as a PDF - Search title).

Warning! - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - More on - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - Kununurra Archive & Museum - KHS Digitisation Program - First Submissions - KHS Administered Groups on Flickr - Have You Lived in Kununurra? or Have You Lived in the Kimberley? - Other KHS Groups - Calling all Archives - Ord History in (Ours & Other) Archives - The Kimberley Region in (Ours & Other) Archives - Have You Lived in Kununurra Group Rules - Group Keywords to Use - General Group Rules - Donate and/or join KHS - KHS on Flickr - Links - Guidelines for Have You Lived in Kununurra

1st Submissions

The first few submissions for this project have been received in email writings from Marion Hansen who was in Kununurra with a family in the very earliest days of Kununurra during 1961. Marion's husband Uffe Hansen was Engineer for Christiani Nielsen & Clough, the Danish company contracted to build the Ord River Diversion Dam (After building the first Narrows Bridge in Perth). Recently Uffe also posted KHS some very interesting C&N Danish issue Magazine copies and other documents for the KHS Archive.

Digital images of Kununurra can be uploaded to this brand new Flickr Group that KHS officially started on January 1st 2011.

It will soon have some stories of the first families and people here in 1960 and 1961, as examples - OR Go On! Be the first to add an image and some of your history to the group!.

People can upload photographs of their time in Kununurra and add details of images and stories or complete histories into the information dialogue for each image.

Warning! - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - More on - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - Kununurra Archive & Museum - KHS Digitisation Program - First Submissions - KHS Administered Groups on Flickr - Have You Lived in Kununurra? or Have You Lived in the Kimberley? - Other KHS Groups - Calling all Archives - Ord History in (Ours & Other) Archives - The Kimberley Region in (Ours & Other) Archives - Have You Lived in Kununurra Group Rules - Group Keywords to Use - General Group Rules - Donate and/or join KHS - KHS on Flickr - Links - Guidelines for Have You Lived in Kununurra

KHS Administered Groups on Flickr

KHS has started four groups along these lines.

Other Group Photo Pools Initiated and Administered by KHS.

Have You Lived in Kununurra?www.flickr.com/groups/have-you-lived-in-kununurra/ (This Group Pool)

Have You Lived in the Kimberley? www.flickr.com/groups/have-you-lived-in-the-kimberley/

This is a Kimberley wide Group pool, for anybody, who has lived in Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Wyndham, Kununurra, all Mines, Stations, Aboriginal Communities, Islands, Missions, or people from any other group or place overlooked, that have resided in the Kimberley Region.

Are you involved in an archive repository like KHS? Then start a "Have You Lived in ?" for your town, to make your images accessible! - Link to us and ADD KHS as a Contact and if you have Ord River or Kimberley History images - See Below!

Calling all Archives Libraries, Museums and Historical Societies.

KHS is utilising the Flickr platform for accessibility and is calling on ALL other archives, libraries, museums, historical societies and any collecting institutions, government or private to seek out and submit, any images that may be in your archive, relating to Ord River/East Kimberley history, to this new pool of resources and help KHS show the great Significance of this young, but incredibly fascinating, 50 years of Kununurra and the commercial Ord River Project history. Anything from Wyndham that is to do with the Ord Project is also welcome, as are images from Company archives that were involved in the Ord Project eg. Companies involved with the Ord River Project, like making the Diversion Dam gates in Perth.

Ord River History in (Ours & Other) Archive repositories submit your Ord River and Kununurra images here...
at www.flickr.com/groups/ord-history-in-other-archives/

The Kimberley Region in (Ours & Other) Archives

The final Group Pool with similar aims

Kimberley History in (Ours & Other) Archives – for Kimberley wide archive images.
www.flickr.com/groups/kimberley-history-in-archives/ (Right Click to Bookmark the address?)

Kimberley wide Group pool, for any images in archival institutions to do with the history of Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Wyndham, Kununurra, all Mines, Stations, Aboriginal Communities, Islands, Missions, or any other group or place overlooked.

Warning! - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - More on - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - Kununurra Archive & Museum - KHS Digitisation Program - First Submissions - KHS Administered Groups on Flickr - Have You Lived in Kununurra? or Have You Lived in the Kimberley? - Other KHS Groups - Calling all Archives - Ord History in (Ours & Other) Archives - The Kimberley Region in (Ours & Other) Archives - Have You Lived in Kununurra Group Rules - Group Keywords to Use - General Group Rules - Donate and/or join KHS - KHS on Flickr - Links - Guidelines for Have You Lived in Kununurra

Donate and/or join KHS

Would you like to see the KHS digitisation program continue? Any further donations may help to extend this program.

KHS has been endorsed by the ATO as a "Deductible Gift Recipient", since 2000, meaning all donations of cash or property are fully tax deductible.

Making accessible images and documents from the KHS Archive collections to show the significance of this young but fascinating history of 50 years.

KHS on Flickr - Links

All links from the KHS Profile Page www.flickr.com/people/khs-museum/

Photostream (All images)
www.flickr.com/photos/khs-museum/

KHS - SETS

Carlton Reach Pump Engine 1941
www.flickr.com/photos/khs-museum/sets/72157625632296956/

Swim Beach Tree
www.flickr.com/photos/khs-museum/sets/72157625658812746/

KHS Now & Then
www.flickr.com/photos/khs-museum/sets/72157625641791776/

Also see these on the ABC Open Site
KHS Images on ABC Open Site
open.abc.net.au/projects/now-and-then/series-1/contributions

See KHS Flickr Profile at www.flickr.com/people/khs-museum/

Also see the
Have You Lived in the Kimberley Group

Warning! - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - More on - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - Kununurra Archive & Museum - KHS Digitisation Program - First Submissions - KHS Administered Groups on Flickr - Have You Lived in Kununurra? or Have You Lived in the Kimberley? - Other KHS Groups - Calling all Archives - Ord History in (Ours & Other) Archives - The Kimberley Region in (Ours & Other) Archives - Have You Lived in Kununurra Group Rules - Group Keywords to Use - General Group Rules - Donate and/or join KHS - KHS on Flickr - Links - Guidelines for Have You Lived in Kununurra

Guidelines

The list below can be used as a guideline [Just Select the area below, then Copy and Paste into a document] for what to write about. However feel free to write as you please or add others not mentioned below. Add images or send audio and video to the addresses from the KHS Flickr Profile page..

Guidelines Only

Name of Business or Group
Years of business or group's activity.
List of managers/staff/Volunteers.
A short history of the business or group.
Name of person, people or family who lived in the East Kimberley Region.
About them: [e.g. Nickname(s) and reason for ? etc. Best remembered for ?]
Birth (and Death) details.
What Brought you to Kununurra or the East Kimberley. [Job, Family, Business, ?]
First Impressions.
The Appearance of the Area.
Years of Residence - Dates lived in the East Kimberley.
Name of Spouse/Partner, Children.
Your Workplace - Jobs held in the East Kimberley (with dates, if known).
Lived at (Kununurra address if known [add picture(s) if possible – eg. Kimberley Research Station, Construction Camps, Stations, Lake Argyle or other East Kimberley places.]
Sporting and other Leisure Activities.
Schooling – Educational Opportunities.
Sporting Affiliations. (Clubs belonged to etc.)
Shops and other Amenities.
How things Changed. - The growth of Kununurra and the ORIA.
What you as an individual, business or group may have done to help this growth.
Memories.
Good friends (any funny work/ other stories?)
Events (eg. Races, Cotton/Ord Festivals, Picture Gardens, Ord Tiki Event, Dam to Dam, Christmas Parties, Important Visitor Events/Openings. Etc.)

This information has been supplied to KHS Archive & Museum by:

Name:
Address:
Contact Phone Numbers:
Email address:

Please attach and email any photographs or upload to this Flickr Group and include details of your stories in image descriptions.

We are interested in ANY contributions, no matter how small you think they may be, all information could be useful in the future.

You could put these into a document format, or record these details to tape/CD or video/DVD with a “release” to allow such items to be used in future research projects. Digital images and documents can be emailed to KununurraHistoricalSociety@gmail.com or contact us for further information or if you would like us to send these guidelines in a document format for you to type into.

Warning! - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - Kununurra Archive & Museum - KHS Digitisation Program - More on - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - First Submissions - Donate and/or join KHS - KHS on Flickr - Links - How to see the new (Hidden) test archive images. - Guidelines for Have You Lived in Kununurra - KHS Administered Groups on Flickr - Have You Lived in Kununurra? or Have You Lived in the Kimberley? - Other KHS Groups - Calling all Archives - Ord History in (Ours & Other) Archives - The Kimberley Region in (Ours & Other) Archives - Have You Lived in the Kununurra Group Rules - Group Keywords to Use - General Group Rules.

As a gesture of our 25th Year, and as we are considering a change to membership renewals to be on a fixed date in the middle of the year, rather than a flexible date based on the AGM, that we have at present, we are offering a membership here that will be valid until mid 2012. Please email us for a Membership application form to support these activities and be a part of the 50th & 70th Celebrations.

Warning! - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - More on - Have You Lived in Kununurra? - Kununurra Archive & Museum - KHS Digitisation Program - First Submissions - KHS Administered Groups on Flickr - Have You Lived in Kununurra? or Have You Lived in the Kimberley? - Other KHS Groups - Calling all Archives - Ord History in (Ours & Other) Archives - The Kimberley Region in (Ours & Other) Archives - Have You Lived in Kununurra Group Rules - Group Keywords to Use - General Group Rules - Donate and/or join KHS - KHS on Flickr - Links - Guidelines for Have You Lived in Kununurra

Group Rules


Have You Lived in Kununurra Group Rules


Only use images that you have rights for unless the image is out of copyright.

Have You Lived in Kununurra Group Rules - Group Keywords to Use - General Group Rules.

Member Keywords

If possible create the following new tags and add them to each image, where applicable as follows.

1. HYLIK for the "Have You Lived in Kununurra?" Group Pool (The Group Tag) - Other Group TAGs that may be valid, as images can go into more than one group, are:

ALL images eligible for the "Have You Lived in Kununurra?" Group Pool are also eligible to be submitted to the "Have You Lived in the Kimberley?" Group Pool.

2. HYLITK for the "Have You Lived in the Kimberley?" Group Pool.

3. "YYYY-MM-DD-Place-Name-or-Event" - The year and date the image was taken if known - if not known use a guestimate year at least. and add circa AFTER the DATE. eg. 1966-circa-Ord-Cotton-Festival or with this tag you can use spaces however the first dashes between date and place is crucial.

Keep dashes between YYYY-MM-DD-Place-Name.

Add quotation mark here "Year-MM-DD-Place-Name Rest of Placename and Description" then close off area with spaces with the final quotation mark. (All TAGs with spaces in Flickr must have quotation marks).

Use inverted commas to include spaces eg. "1961-03-21-Diversion Dam Construction - From the west bank"

Anything you like could be added after the place name, such as event or activity or your archive number, even though this is a separate tag for each KHS image and within metadata within the image. KHS is experimenting with making this tag the "Title" for the image, to "kill two Birds."

eg. 1959-circa-Bandicoot-Bar or 1963-03-17-Queen's-Car-at-Diversion-Dam-KHS-2010-1-gx-P2-D

4. Add just the Year as a tag eg. 1971

Add these tags along with whatever other tags you like, when uploading your images or edit later before uploading to the Have You Lived in Kununurra? Group Pool.

In Flickr tags are space separated but words can be joined by using inverted commas. KHS has started using tags that are valid for how KHS would like the tag - history experiment, that you are contributing to by using these tags in any images uploaded to the group pool.

Examples using spaces and inverted commas.

"1961-05-Concrete Gantry DOB-Collection KHS-2011-2-j-P2-D-10" [Note that a dash is to link the date to the place between 1961-05 & Concrete and inverted commas enclose the whole tag.

The first dash between year and place is crucial for sorting of the KHS tag experiment. You may find it useful to review ALL KHS Tags at - www.flickr.com/photos/khs-museum/alltags/ to see how useful they can be to describe your images accurately.

DO put as much Metadata and other information with each image as possible.

There is no need to re-format images as in Flickr you can simply "Append" (Add on to the end of), any tags you may already have in batch operations.

Also please edit your images in Flickr to show a correct "Date Taken" - Choosing the approximate date option in Flickr allows eg. circa 1960 or "Some time in 1961"

Here is a sample set of tags
1960 "1960-11-Pilot Farm Flume" HYLIK HYLITK

or add others

1960 "1960-11-Pilot Farm Flume" HYLIK HYLITK "Northern Developments" "Ord River"

etc.

The better tagged the image the more likely it is to be found in search engines.

Have You Lived in Kununurra? Group Rules - Group Keywords to Use - General Group Rules.

General Group Rules

As well there are the following general rules for the group.

1. Honesty, fairness, independence and respect.

The KHS has four key values for this Flickr Group: honesty, fairness, independence and respect. Try to incorporate these values into any work you contribute to KHS, and also in your interactions with other members of the KHS group on flickr.

2. Keep it legal.

The KHS is responsible for all content published on it's site, so any material which could put us in legal hot water may not be approved or will be deleted. This includes material which is defamatory, and material which is in breach of copyright.

3. Play nicely.

We welcome debate and dissent, but personal attacks are not OK. We ask all group members to think about the context of their comments, and the likely affect they may have on other people.

4. Commercial material.

KHS is not a commercial space, so please respect this. While you can link to your personal site, advertising on this space is not appropriate and will be removed.

5. Appropriate images and themes.

To keep the pool safe for viewing at home and at work, no nudes or pictures with disturbing themes are allowed.

They will be removed by moderators if deemed inappropriate.

That's all there is to it. Easy! Thanks for joining.

Welcome and Hope you enjoy the Group

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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