Friday, March 8, 2013

New app to take you back in time

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Cutting edge technology is being used to bring the convict history of the Great North Road to life.
Tourists who download a new app will have audio files loaded on their smart phones as they pass particular GPS locations along the historic road.
It was developed by the Convict Trail Project, in ­partnership with Cessnock City Council and the help of a $20,000 federal government grant and was launched at Wollombi on Saturday.
The 240km Great North Road was the first overland link from Sydney to the Hunter Valley and was built by convict labour between 1826 and 1836.
The app’s historical ­information is delivered in the form of a play, told through ­conversations between a number of convict characters involved in the construction of the road.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, March 5, 2013.