This book is a collection of oral histories, as told by thirty three members
of U3A Castlemaine Inc. Individually, they cover various aspects of life
as lived by people every day, but collectively they are a comprehensive
social history of the 20th century, throughout the world.
They give an insight into the extraordinary and interesting lives of our
if ever, seen in print. Such histories help us appreciate
input the authors had in shaping our society. It is a book that will give depth
to your grandchildren’s education. Older members of our community are an
asset beyond measure. These stories demonstrate the value of the knowledge and
experience they have to offer.
It is a high quality publication; 230 x 190mm format, 224 pages with 4-colour
As if it were yesterday: is due for release in June 2007. The retail price
is $30.00 (incl. GST) plus $10.00 postage and handling within Victoria.
Contact the Castlemaine U3A secretary to purchase.
Some quotes in support of the book
As the CHSI
aims to study, record and promote the historical heritage of
Castlemaine and district, we believe that this collection of
stories will make an invaluable contribution to our collection and
to the historical record of the town. It will be of great interest
to the present generation
and a valuable resource for future generations.
Professor Marjorie Theobald, Secretary,
Castlemaine Historical Society
The benefits of story telling and knowledge of elderly residents
lives increases understanding and tolerance of the younger generation,
many of whom are
Merlyn J. Pritchard, Chief Executive Officer,
Mt. Alexander Hospital Castlemaine
This project will add further to the community's history and the
voices of age wisdom and experience will be preserved to throw
light on the past. It will be
great addition to our local history collection.
Pat Lakey, Head Librarian, Castlemaine Library
In its production this book has already contributed to the health of those
involved, especially through relationship building, social connectedness and
a sense of
valuing of people’s lives and experiences. It is through contributions
such as this that a community is supported in its identity and sense of pride.
Eileen Brownless, Chief Executive Officer, Castlemaine District Community
Health Centre Inc.