Story Project

The Story Project stories were recorded by The Story Project in Bundaberg between 5 - 13 November 2011. Two or three people shared a conversation about their lives, memories, childhood, local history, events, etc. A short overview and an audio recording of each of the conversations is presented here.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Bundaberg Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture.


Lot 76 refers to a small block of land situated on what is today known as Paddy’s Island. This is on the Burnett River, six kilometers upstream from the mouth of the Burnett River and east of Bundaberg city. It is also the land that Merv Hopton’s family owned from the 1870s.
By Nina Higgins & Merv Hopton
Judy Rayner asks her mother Moya Cupitt to talk about her life, especially her early life in the small town of Burncluith outside Chinchilla in South West Queensland.
By Moya Cupitt & Judy Rayner
Austen shares memories of Bundaberg in the 1930s.
By Austen Whitaker
This conversation spans four generations of females, from old to young, and focuses on their memories and experiences of school life in the Bundaberg area.
By Sylvia Kenzler, Carolyn Palmer, Deana Buckholz & Kirsten Buckholz
Byron shares with his daughter, Kiley, the story of how he first became interested in family history.
By Byron Pershouse & Kiley Pershouse