The National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame is a museum located in Alice Springs. This skipping rope, dating from the 1920s, was once the possession of foundation member June Noble's mother. It now proudly sits in the museum's collection.
This is the first Objects project undertaken by the curatorial staff of the museum in partnership with ABC Open. In the coming weeks we intend to produce more stories whereby the level of assistance provided by Open Producer David Nixon will reduce as the digital storytelling skills of the museum staff increases. In this way, the curatorial staff will develop the confidence and skills required to produce digital interpretation.
In the absence of any significant material support for the production of digital interpretation coming from the sector's peak body, the ABC Open project Objects is a premier opportunity for small museums and cultural collections in Central Australia to develop the required skill set and enable them to produce digital stories about their Objects for the benefit of visitors.
To get involved in the project, simply contact your nearest local ABC Open Producer.
The music in this video was produced by the talented Chris Zabriskie. The track is called 'Undercover Vampire Policeman" and is licensed under the Creative Commons. You can hear the track in full (and check out his library of music) here: freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie
The skipping girl sound effects were recorded with my daughter Nellie and her cohort of friends.