Martindale Hall, South Australia. Courtesy Blue Mountains Gazette.

‘Slow’ Digitisation and Community Heritage in the Clare Valley SA

We discuss our project on Martindale Hall, a Georgian-style mansion built at Mintaro, in the Clare Valley, and its objects and heritage landscapes. Martindale Hall was built on Ngadjuri lands in 1879-80 by wealthy pastoral families. This multidisciplinary team of historians, archaeologists, digital humanists and community stakeholders, will discuss the ways we seek to radically rethink digitisation to enable best practice public and regional history. We aim trial ‘slow’ and storied digitisation as a path to reconnect digitisation meaningfully with the community, to create enhanced public access and interpretation of this significant cultural heritage asset. We will explore the telling of history through object biographies to reveal the Hall’s entwined local and global stories.


Presented by Flinders Univeristy