Written by Karen Richardson
Presented by Sue Miller
Hornsby Shire Library
From just one Throwback Thursday
• Hornsby Shire Council Facebook post
received 168 likes, 58 comments and
• Old Sydney Album Facebook page
received 170 likes, 11 comments and
• The Kuring-gai Police Area Facebook
page received 85 likes, 9 comments,
and 12 shares.
• Total performance for this Throwback
Thursday post was 761 reactions,
comments & shares and 22,889
• Hornsby Shire Council Instagram post
received 83 likes including a comment
from sydney_observer who have
nearly 900 Instagram followers.
A ‘Bobbin Head’ search on Hornsby
Shire Recollects reveals a further 88
results (70 photographs and 18
Do the social media results transfer?
• On any average day Hornsby Shire
Recollects receive approximately 2000
• On Thursdays this usually grows to
around 4000 page views due to
‘Throwback Thursday’ posts.
• However, after this Bobbin Head post
Hornsby Shire Recollects received 23,859
So what do all these numbers indicate?
• We are successfully promoting Hornsby Shire
Recollects while projecting our local studies
collection out into the wider community.
• We are extending our reach to an audience who
may never have otherwise discovered our
• We have stirred much nostalgia and happy
memories about the area for many people.
Where to from here?
• Selecting resources which resonate with people.
Hal Carter Old Time Band at the
Pacific Cabaret, Hornsby
• Experiment with resources other than photographs
e.g. maps, oral histories, documents, etc.