You can participate in this project in two ways - on-line at the ABC website or visit the new Pakenham Library on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. 774's Producer, Simon Leo Brown, will be there to help people get their stories on-line. Pakenham Library is on the corner John Street and Henry Streets and the event takes place from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Come along and add to the history of your area and help document our changing landscapes.
The Pakenham Shire float, looking down Main Street towards the railway line. The Pakenham Hotel, built in 1928-29, is on the right. The roof of Hardy's Hardware store can be seen in the centre.
Your photographs and stories don't need to be one hundred years old - these photographs of the Yakkerboo Festival in Pakenham were taken in the late 1980s or early 1990s but they show how Pakenham has changed in just the past 20 years to 25 years.
The Pakenham Kindergarten float, with the particularly unattractive Shire Offices behind. The modern facade on the 1912 Shire Offices was erected in 1962.
Above and below, views of floats passing the State Bank in Main Street, obviously taken at different times as the State Bank logo is different.