Special places archive
Redcliffe remembers the war years 1939-1949
Redcliffe is a coastal town north of Brisbane. In this website the local public library presents short spoken recollections by 17 residents. It evokes the life of a small town and its rural hinterland, affected by the Second World War,
The website is a companion to a book of the same name. The ToadShow studio designed and built the site using Macromedia Flash. Each spoken narrative is matched to an animated sequence of photos. The black and white photos have been colourised, and have the flavour of 1940s postcards.
It’s a straightforward and effective piece of story-telling.