Take the Soundtrails walk with the developer

Sountrails is an aural walk through Tenterfield's history.
Sountrails is an aural walk through Tenterfield's history.

Developer of Tenterfield’s Soundtrails Walk  Hamish Sewell is in town next Monday, October 16 to view or at least hear his work, and everyone’s invited to join in.

The Soundtrails phone app serves up location-based tidbits of location history. It was a project of St Joseph’s School to preserve local history in a cyber-modern way back in 2015. Together with input from the Tenterfield Shire Council and the Soundtrails team, the result is an aural walk through history, stopping off at the Tenterfield Saddler, old Tenterfield Star building, the showgrounds, the flood piano and lots of other places in between.

It’s all free, with iPhone and Android versions of the app available. Just download Soundtrails, and then Tenterfield from the New England section. Give the app access to your location and you will hear familiar voices providing some background information to flesh out the physical history of where you’re standing. 

Monday’s communal walk along the creek portion of the Soundtrail starts at the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) at 3.15pm, concluding with a coffee at around 4pm at the Corner Cafe to go over any suggestions, possible improvements etc. Bring your Soundtrails-ready smartphone or tablet along with earphones.

Help is available for any participants struggling to download the app to their phone, and even a couple of spare smartphones and tablets for those unequipped.

For more information contact Caitlin Reid at the VIC on 0459 148 745 or c.reid@tenterfield.nsw.gov.au.