Who is The Story Collector?

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Sharee Cordes, together with other oral history professionals as needed, make up the Story Collector.  Sharee’s background has included primary school teaching, facilitating education programs in museums and historic houses and working in libraries.

Sharee first became interested in oral history while working at the Museum of Brisbane – many people would come and share their stories with her in the museum and she felt it was a shame that these wonderful stories were not being recorded for the future.  Studying museum studies at the time she was able to incorporate oral history and digital story telling into her studies and build her skills in this area.  Sharee has since gone on to present at the Oral History Australia conference in 2015, the New Librarian’s Symposium in 2017, and is also published in the Oral History Australia journal.

Sharee holds qualifications in teaching, social science, Aboriginal studies, museum studies and is currently studying for her Master of Information Science (library and information practice).  She has regularly been involved in activities at Newstead House and North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum and is the oral history co-ordinator for the Wynnum Manly Historical Society.  She loves to talk to people and is passionate about bringing people together to share stories and build community.

Sharee also enjoys creative pursuits particularly pottery, printmaking, artists’ books, and natural fabric dying.  She loves living in the beautiful bayside suburb of Wynnum in Brisbane.

For more information about Sharee please visit her online portfolio, www.shareecordes.info

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