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.


John Wientjens speaks with Hamish Sewell (The Story Project) about his passage to Australia from Holland and what it was like for him and his wife and child to settle in Australia in 1959 as Dutch migrants.
By John Wientjens
Mike Lean shares with his wife, Jude Pippen, memories of his two grandfathers, both of whom lived in Newcastle, NSW.
By Michael (Mike) Lean & Judith (Jude) Pippen
Geoffrey and Jane Smith talk together about what it was like to return to Vanuatu to trace Jane’s matrilineal, South-Sea-Islander roots.
By Armanell (Jane) Smith & Geoffrey Smith
Friends Fay and Betty – both in their 80s – get together regularly and reminisce about old times in Bundaberg.
By Margaret (Fay) Gayton & Betty McLean
Important note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this file may contain images, voices or names of people who have since passed away.
By Brad Young & Lola