Moving Story-Telling Vehicle

Moving Story-Telling Vehcile 1.1

                          Blue Mountains  /  Surry Hills  /  Green Square  /  Waverley  

                                             Rockdale  /  Return to 2015

Description: The Moving Story-Telling Vehicle (MSTV) was wheeled along the streets of Katoomba, Leura, Blackheath and Wentworth Falls, stopping at various points in each location.  Short quotes from notable writing about the Blue Mountains had previously been recorded in a booklet that had a letter unit grid arrangement similar to that of the MSTV, that is, six lines, each carrying twenty-two letter units per line. As the Action Researcher/Performer inserted these texts into the MSTV, pedestrians stopped to watch, many entering into a conversation about their own experience of the Mountains. The Action Researcher/Performer noted the essence of this commentary, turning each into a new quote. These were then progressively added to the MSTV, so that at any one time and location, a combination of the historic texts and current personal commentary could be read in parallel, in a complementary, overlapping manner.  The MSTV has also been deployed in Green Square during 2016, in Surry Hills during the annual festival in 2016 and 2017, at Bondi Junction in Waverley in 2017 and in Rockdale for the Bayside Arts Festival in 2018.

Guest contributors (Blue Mountains): Wawrick, Geoff, Cath, Ash, Rob, Karen, Ben, Judi, Yens, Honi, Glynn, Hugo, Stephen, Rosa, Ehmanuel and numerous others.

See the Blue Mountains MSTV stories here.

Guest contributors (Surry Hills): Chris, Scott, Natasha, Jane, Michelle, Fiona, Dalia, Pram, Chris B., Wayne and numerous others (2016). Mic Freeman, Christina, Richard, John, Chris, Matt, Perry, Ghaith, Sina, Cate and numerous others (2017).

See the Surry Hills MSTV stories here.

Guest contributors (Green Square): Eta, Dave G. Catherine, Larry, Strummer and numerous others. 

See the Green Square MSTV stories here.

Guest contributors (Waverley): Maria, Bill, Marcie, Earl, Joachim, Peter, William, Greg, Luanna and numerous others. 

See the Waverley MSTV stories here

Guest contributors (Rockdale): Caroline, Jaitun and numerous others. 

See the Rockdale MSTV stories here.

See public commentary about the MSTV from passersby here.

See further deployment details here.


Blue Mountains - MSTV Bibliography

Bolotin, Y, & Keats, M. (2014) Wollemi National Park: The Complete Wollemi North-South Traverse, Redfern: Design Portfolio.

Brinsmead, H. (1971) Longtime Passing, Sydney: Angus and Robertson.

Falconer, D. (1997) The Service of Clouds, Sydney: Pan Macmillan.

Foster, D. & Duffy M. [Eds] (1997) Crossing the Blue Mountains: Journeys through two centuries, Potts Point: Duffy & Snellgrove.

Gurr, T.S. & Harrowsmith, G. (1949) Blue Mountains Story, Sydney: Halstead Press.

Hewett, D. (2001) Halfway up the Mountain, North Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre.

Johnson, D. (2007) Sacred Waters: The Story of the Blue Mountains Gully Traditional Owners,   Broadway: Halstead Press.

Keats, M & Fox, B, (2013) The Gardens of Stone National Park and beyond, Pymble: Keats Holdings.

Lawson, H. (1912) In The Days When The World Was Wide, Sydney: Angus and Robertson.

Lowe, E. (1951) O Willing Hearts, Sydney: Angus and Robertson.

Mackaness, G. (1965) Fourteen Journeys Over The Blue Mountains of New South Wales 1813-1841, Sydney: Horwitz—Grahame.

Meredith, P. (1999) The Australian Geographic Book of the Blue Mountains, Terrey Hills: Australian Geographic.

Noyes, A. (1924) The Blue Mountains, Melbourne:  Allan & Co.

Speirs, H. (1981) Landscape Art and the Blue Mountains, Sydney: Alternative Publishing Co- operative Limited.

Stockton, E. [Ed] (1993) The Blue Mountains Dreaming: The Aboriginal Heritage, Winmalee: Three Sisters Productions.

Tredinnick, M. (2009) The Blue Plateau: A Landscape Memoir, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press.

Surry Hills - MSTV Bibliography

Environmental Partnership - South Sydney (N.S.W.) Council. (2001) Frog Hollow Reserve, cnr Riley Street, Albion Street, Surry Hills: Plan of Management. Birchgrove: Environmental Partnership (NSW). for South Sydney Council.

Eugene Smith & Hone. (1977) Traffic Investigation: Crown and Bourke Streets, Surry Hills: Report on summary of findings and conclusions. Sydney: N.S.W. Council.

Frampton, K., Taylor, J., Francis-Jones, R. & Morehen, J. (2014) Architecture as material culture: The work of Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. Novato: ORO Editions.

Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (2008) Surry Hills library, community and child care centre development application: Statement of Environmental Effects. Sydney: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.

Keating, C. (2008) Surry Hills: The City's Backyard. Ultimo: Halstead Press.

Moon, K., Moon E. & Kass, T. [Eds] (1981) A Surry Hills childhood, 1870 : the Frances Lepherd Manuscript.  Armidale: University of New England Publishing Unit.

Park, R. (2009) The Harp in the South. London: Penguin Books.

Tennant, K. (2014) Foveaux. Adelaide: Michael Walmer. 

Green Square - MSTV Bibliograhy

Beasley, M. (2001) Everyone knew everyone: histories and memories of Green Square. Sydney: NSW Department of Urban Affairs and Planning.

City of Sydney (2013) Green Square Town Centre Public Domain Strategy. Sydney: City of Sydney.

City of Sydney (2013) The Streets of Green Square: The Past Shapes the Future. Sydney: City of Sydney.

City of Sydney (2012) Green Square Public Art Strategy 2012. Sydney: City of Sydney.

Easthope, H. McNamara, N. (2013) Green Square Pilot Survey Final Report. Sydney: City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales.

Karskens, G. & Rogowsky M. [Eds] (2004) Histories of Green Square: Waterloo, Alexandria, Zetland, Beaconsfield, Rosebury. Sydney: University of New South Wales.

Yeang, K. (2009) Ecomasterplanning. Chichester: Wiley. 

Waverley - MSTV Bibliography

Ashton, P. & Blackmore, K. (2007). Centennial Park: a history. Ultimo: New South Wales University Press.

Atkins, J. (1981). Bondi Junction's doctor Extraordinary; Bondi that indescribable feeling; Origin of place and street names. Bondi Junction: Waverley Historical Society.                                

Atkins, J. (1984). The Fletcher family: Fletcher's Foundry. Bondi Junction: Waverley Historical Society.

Atkins, J. (1976). Hanson Carter: Australia's undertaker wicketkeeper. Bondi Junction: Waverley Historical Society                                                                                          

Atkins, J. (1983). The Pugliese family: Star Picture Theatre, Bondi Junction. Bondi Junction: Waverley Historical Society.

Atkins, J. (1979). Waverley's tradespeople and origin of place and street names. Bondi Junction: Waverley Historical Society.

Cass, C. & Cass, L. [Eds.]. (2003). Bondi: the best of the Bondi View. Bondi Beach: Boondye Books.

Dowd, B.T. & Foster, W. (1959).The Centenary of the Municipality of Waverley 1859 - 1959. Sydney: The Council of the Municipality of Waverley.

Fitzsimmons, P. (1985). Eastern Suburbs Album, Pictorial Memories of Darling Point, Double Bay, Rose bay, Vaucluse, Watsons Bay, Bellevue Hill, Bondi, Waverley and Bronte. Sydney: Antrand PTY LTD.                                                                                             

Huys, Johnston, Wickman. (1995). The Waverley Council area: an Aboriginal perspective: a report to the Waverley Council by Australian Archaeological Survey Consultants. Sydney: The Council.

Lawrence, J. (1993). Eastern Suburbs walks. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger.

Lawrence, J. & Sharpe, A. [Eds.]. (1999). Pictorial History Eastern Suburbs. Kingsclear Books: Crows Nest.

McCallum, A. (2012). A Celebration of our Jubilee: The Waverley Historical Society: serving the Waverley Community 1962 - 2012. Bronte: The Waverley Historical Society.

Meadows, E. (1999). Aboriginal history of the Waverley area: a discussion paper. Bondi Junction: Waverley Library.

Spindler, G. (1999). Sydney strolls: Eastern Suburbs. Frenchs Forest: New Holland Australia.

Thomas, G.B. (1993). Bronte House and Robert Lowe. Waverley: Waverley Historical Society.

Rockdale - MSTV Bibliography

Cork, K.K. (1988). A History of the cinemas of Kogarah municipality. Rooty Hill: Endeavour.

Curby, P. & Macleod, V. (2013). Uncovering Rockdale's Migration Heritage Story: Rockdale City's recreational places used by migrant community groups. Rockdale: Rockdale City Council.      

Darby, G. (2015). The Enigmatic 'Doll's Point Digger' Memorial: The History of a Statue. Ramsgate: Garry Darby.  

Darby, G. (2017). Early Photographers of the Georges River Area. Ramsgate: Gary Darby.  

David, C.H. (2012). The Red Resident of Sans Souci. Rockdale: Henry Charles Davis.    

Eardley, G. (1968). Thomas Saywell's Tramway 1887 - 1914 Rockdale to Lady Robinsons Beach (Book no 3). Rockdale: St. George Historical Society.      

Field, A. (2014). Griffith House, Kogarah NSW: The home of a 'Founding Father' of Kogarah Municipality: Peter Herrmann Jnr.'s Werroona circa 1890s. Kogarah: Anne Field.      

Gregory, P. (2006). Recreation and Community, Rockdale and St George to 1914. Rockdale: Philip Gregory.  

Griffin, R.J. (1963). The Botany Basin. Sydney: NSW Dept. of Mines.    

Jehan, J. (2012). Through the Shop Window: 1932 - 2012 History of Rockdale Office Furnishers Pty Ltd and the Shepherd Family. Rockdale: Jean Jehan.       

Mahony, D. (1979). Botany Bay, Environment under stress. Sydney: Charden Publications.  

McAloon, D. (2009). The Ramsgate Baths, 1924-1970 A Short History. Bardwell Valley: BK McAloon.  

New South Wales. State Pollution Control Commission. (1978). Bottom Sediments of Botany Bay, Environmental Control Study. Sydney: State Pollution Control Commission.    

New South Wales. State Pollution Control Commission. (1979). Tidal water movement in Botany Bay, Environmental Control Study of Botany Bay. Sydney: The Commission.

Pascoe, W. (1997). St. George Sailing Club 1897 - 1997. Sydney: The Club.

Phillips, V. (1977). Botany Sketchbook. Adelaide: Rigby. 

Roberts, M & Hassila, J. [Eds] (2010). Brighton Baths Athletic Club: A short history of the club's first 100 years. Brighton-Le-Sands: Michael Roberts and Judith Hassila.

Rockdale City Council. (2005). Destinations Rockdale 2005+20. Rockdale: Rockdale City Council.  

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