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Unique opportunity to celebrate and share Eveleigh's rich history

8 December 2015

A free interactive website and phone app called Eveleigh Stories celebrating the rich history, people and events of the Eveleigh Railway Workshops will be launched at Australian Technology Park on Saturday 12 December.

“The community has told us they value the area’s rich heritage and want more accessible ways to learn about it and share it with future generations,” said Program Director Troy Daly.

“Eveleigh Stories brings the unique heritage of the Eveleigh area to life through digital media including a website, video, interactive kiosk, smart phone and tablet walking tours of the Blacksmith’s Workshop.

“Visitors to the Open Day will also see 3D chalk art that celebrates the history of the site - with a modern twist - and will be invited to share their experiences via social media.

“One of the ‘key moves’ we developed with the community earlier this year for the Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation and Transport Program was “to make a strong arts, cultural and heritage area and to secure its future in Sydney’s cultural landscape”.

Initially focused on the Australian Technology Park (ATP), Eveleigh Stories will expand over time as part of the Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation Program to include more stories about individuals and events from the history of the North Eveleigh and South Eveleigh precincts to deepen connections across the rail corridor and within communities.

Eveleigh Stories, a joint initiative between Australian Technology Park and UrbanGrowth NSW, will be launched at the Heritage Open Day in the Blacksmiths Workshop and Innovation Plaza at Australian Technology Park on Saturday 12 December 2015 from 10am to 4pm. To get there, enter from Locomotive Street, Eveleigh or from Platform 10 at Redfern Station.

Visit and step into Sydney’s history.

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