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RESEARCH PAPERS & PRESS
- Long term residents have come to terms with the fact that Whitefield’s boundary is no longer just the original village.
- The threat to the church continues to loom. Although proposed road widening works have been suspended there has been no official notification to date.
- Giddens continues to be actively involved in transforming Whitefield’s landscape and makes no mention of retiring at some point.
- The D’Souza family’s struggles to keep the Waverley building standing and the property intact is ongoing.
- Lionel Moss remained active in addressing Whitefield civic issues with Christa’s support before passing away in July 2013.
- The 1905 established Whitefield Settlers and Resident’s Association has been revived. It is opening its doors to all local associations in the hope of bringing them all under one umbrella to better address civic issues.
- Residents have announced an annual Whitefield Heritage Day,
REPORT ON OUR SCREENINGS
WHITEFIELD | 10TH SEPTEMBER 2011
The inaugural screening was held at Whitefield Club. The audience to a large extent comprised Whitefield residents (old and new). There was some concern over how Whitfield ‘s name was being usurped or rather being exploited commercially.
While the group felt certain amount of regret and nostalgia for what had been lost, they also expressed a need to do something to protect what ever little was left. Residents wished to know what could be done to protect the area’s heritage – Citizen Matters, covered this in a follow up article ‘A stroke of law, and you have heritage’
JAAGA | 22ND SEPTEMBER 2011
There was a follow up screening and panel discussion at Jaaga, about a week later. There was a marked difference in the audience, at whitefield it was primarily residents who were concerned about how to protect their local heritage and identity. At Jaaga it was a group more concerned with the general message behind the films and their aesthetics… The group appreciated the way the histories had been interpreted and presented.