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Red Dew Rest A Little

Red Dew Rest A Little

The text installation at Colyton Neighbourhood Centre. We took the existing park names and re-ordered the letters to make poetic alternatives. This one came from Edward (Ted) Little Reserve.


I Love to be Random

I Love to be Random

Click on this link to listen to “I Love to be Random”, the Colyton Soundscape!


Soundscape Workshop

Soundscape Workshop

For the representing Colyton project we went out into the field and captured sounds from our neighbourhood. We used these sounds in creative ways to make stories about journeys to the park and fantastical happenings.


i hear your heart

i hear your heart

Colyton Park Project

Colyton Park Project

Your parks, your stories.


His name is Steve

His name is Steve

Interview by Monica Castillo It was a cold Wednesday morning when I fumbled with the school library’s tape recorder. My  frozen fingers pressed every button as my participant was reading a set of questions on crispy white paper. His room was like a home office – photos of family displayed on the walls, suitable neatness [...]


The old fish shop

The old fish shop

The old fish shop by George Ray “This is the site of the Tony and Maria’s old fish and chip shop located on the Great Western Highway and near Marsden road. It was a favourite pastime on a Friday night to go and buy fish and chips for a quick meal and then catch the [...]


Listening to community

Listening to community

Chris Reid: speaking with and listening to community….. Chris said many ideas came out of his interviews with people in St Marys and from listening to the community. These ideas from people he spoke with included: a community approach to children’s learning by mediums such as painting, dancing and listening to stories Youth Drop in [...]


Norma Thorburn

Norma Thorburn

Interview with Norma Thorburn by George Ray George: We  are  talking  with Norma  in  her  home  in  Monfarville  St, St Marys, where  Norma  has  lived   for 50  years,  after  her  marriage  to  her late husband  George Cull.  Do you like living in this area? Norma: It is a  quiet  place  and  I  am  very  handy  to  the  shops  in  Monfarville  St  and  the  [...]


The Crown Theatre – Queen Street, St Marys

The Crown Theatre - Queen Street, St Marys

Photograph courtesy of St Marys Historical Society


The old Butcher Shop in St Marys

“This photo was taken prior to becoming Beecroft’s Butchery. You will notice the sign in front of the butchery quotes rump steak at sixpence which was seems to be very cheap compared to todays prices!  Today you pay anywhere between $12 to $14 per kilo!” George Ray, 2010.


Historical photo of Jim Hackett’s Barber Shop in St Marys

Historical photo of Jim Hackett's Barber Shop in St Marys

Photograph courtesy of St Marys Historical Society


World War II Veterans Memorial

World War II Veterans Memorial

This World War II Memorial is located at the corner of Mamre Road and Hall Street. This has become the office of the surviving soldiers of World War II.


St Marys Horticultural Signage

St Marys Horticultural Signage

This is a beautiful sight to behold. It creates an artistic landscape with an environmental touch. This is located at the corner of Charles Hackett Drive and Great Western Highway.


Victoria Park

Victoria Park

This is the view of the Victoria park alongside the street at the corner of Pages Road and Great Western Highway. The World War II Veterans Memorial is on the background.


The site of the old Butcher Shop by George Ray

The site of the old Butcher Shop by George Ray

This photo taken from the 770 Bus shows the site of the old Butchers Shop on the corner of the Great Western Highway and Queeen Street in St Marys. The original Butcher shop was owned by W. Williams and later by Frank Beecroft.

“My word, we used to go down there to get our weekly meat. Beecroft owned land and slaughtered his own produce. He owned land near St Marys League Club.” George Ray, June 2010.

Photograph by George Ray
Historical image courtesy of St Marys Historical Society.


Guido’s Hairdressing Salon by George Ray

Guido's Hairdressing Salon by George Ray

photograph by George Ray 2010

Historical photographs courtesy of St Marys Historical Society