Delve into the history of St John’s Park

Published Friday, 13th November 2015

Residents can discover the previously untold history of St John’s Park with the release of Fairfield City Council’s book A Journey in Time: A Story of St John’s Park and its People.

Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, said the book A Journey in Time: A Story of St John’s Park and its People is a great addition the libraries’ collection on the history of Fairfield’s suburbs.

A Journey in Time: A Story of St John’s Park and its People provides residents with access to the history of an area that was not previously available,” Mayor Carbone said.

“The Fairfield City Open Libraries Old Timer’s Group worked hard on this project. They met regularly over a two year period at Whitlam library to research, conduct oral histories and liaise with community members to source photographs and stories. Together they collected approximately 500 photographs, recorded 10 oral histories and conducted more than 30 face to face interviews. 

“Together more than 100 residents have contributed to this book, bestowing on us their memories and experiences of the area. These have now been written down on the pages of history for future generations to enjoy and learn from.

“I thank St John’s Park Bowling Club, who partnered with Council to produce this book which acts to preserve and enhance access to the history and heritage of Fairfield City,” said Mayor Carbone.

St Johns Park Bowling Club CEO, David Marsh, said “Our club is extremely focused on the local community, and to be able to support such a commendable project is an honour. The passion and dedication displayed by the people who came together to create this book is a reflection of true community spirit. On behalf of the Club, I would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved.”

Residents can obtain a FREE copy to keep or borrow in December from any of the Fairfield City Council’s libraries.

A Journey in Time: A Story of St John’s Park and its People is a joint project between Fairfield City Council, St John’s Park Bowling Club and the community.

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Phone: 9725 0166
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