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Albany Voiceprints

A Voiceprint is an engaging way to bring an oral history story to life.
Experience Historical Albany through this unique collection of Voiceprints.
These stories feature local people sharing their experiences of living within the Albany community.
A Voiceprint relies primarily on a strong oral narrative sympathetically and subtly supported by historical imagery (both photos and video) and music to become a self-sustained story.
 
View These Voiceprints Below
Verna Goodman - Middleton Beach
 
Ches Subbs - Whaling Accident
 
Howard Hartman Voiceprint - Town Baths
Pela Behrendt Voiceprint - Early Immigration
 
Thelma Steele Voiceprint - WW1

Verna Goodman Voiceprint - Middleton Beach

This Voiceprint of Albany features Middleton Beach in the 1930's. Hear some of Verna Goodman's memories via her oral history, combined with old photos and rare old video footage.

This Voiceprint was produced by local Albany oral history enthusiast Kim Lofts with assistance from historian, Malcolm Trail.

Ches Stubbs Voiceprint - Whaling Accident

This Voiceprint tells the story of the rescue of the  skipper, Ches Stubbs who had tragically lost his left leg in a harpooning accident. The oral histories are conveyed  by 3 men who were there and is complimented by old photos, video footage and original music

This Voiceprint was produced by local Albany oral history enthusiast Kim Lofts with assistance from historian, Malcolm Trail. Music composed and performed by local band Well Strung.

Howard Hartman Voiceprint - Albany Town Baths

Howard describes how the Town Baths were run by a Greek ex-pearl diver and how he would entertain the public with his underwater antics.

This Voiceprint was produced by local Albany oral history enthusiast Kim Lofts with assistance from historian, Malcolm Trail. Music was composed and performed by Rod Vervest and recorded locally.

Pela Behrendt Voiceprint - Early Immigration

Pela talks about the early hardships of settling in a remote area of a new country coming out from eastern Europe 

This Voiceprint was produced by local Albany oral history enthusiast Kim Lofts with assistance from historian, Malcolm Trail. Music was composed and performed by Rod Vervest and recorded locally.

Thelma Steele Voiceprint - World War 1

Thelma recalls her memories of the ANZACS in Albany before departing to Europe for WW1.

This Voiceprint was produced by local Albany oral history enthusiast Kim Lofts with assistance from historian, Malcolm Trail. Music was composed and performed by Rod Vervest and recorded locally.