History Month in the Tatiara – ‘The Story Behind the Photo’

Tuesday June 3rd 2014

An interesting competition made up part of the recent History Month activities happening across the Tatiara. As an initiative of the Bordertown Library, a writing competition was held, where those entering were asked to find an historically interesting photo and write a story relevant to that photo.

Winners were announced last Friday afternoon in the foyer of the Tatiara Civic Centre, by one of the judges, Tatiara District Council’s Jayne Hampton. The authors read their stories to the group present and all contained fascinating local history.

Patricia Martlew was awarded first place, with her story ‘The Old Hut’.


Second place went to Pat Matthews with ‘A Day in the Life of a Station Managers’ Wife, Charlotte McCallum. (1906) – The End of Shearing’.


In third place was Cynthia Michelsen, with a ‘Letter to My Neighbour’.


Wally Milne’s entry ‘Phoebe’s Wedding Day’ received an honorable mention and was also read aloud, although Wally was unable to attend the evening.

BorderOnline is very pleased to be able to publish all these stories and photo’s, in line with our policy to promote local history and record it where possible. In order to maintain the best possible quality of the photographs for printing, they are included as we received them, some landscape, some portrait.

Gallery of Stories With Large Format Photo’s



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