Oral History Australia
Giving Voice to the Past

Oral History Australia Journal

(formerly the Journal of the Oral History Association of Australia)

The Oral History Australia Journal ISSN: 0158 7366. As from 2017the journal will be published online.  The Journal's contents reflects the diversity and vitality of oral history practice in Australia and may include contributions from overseas. The views expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editor, the Editorial Board or the publisher of the  Oral History Australia Journal. 

Overseas subscriptions: Overseas institutions can receive a copy of the Oral History Australia Journal by paying a subscription of $40. Enquiries: mandjcassidy@gmail.com

Order form for back issues of the journal

How to Access Past Journal Articles:  Down load here




Indexes to the Oral History Australia Journal
Download here 

Call for Papers for 2017 Oral History Australia Journal


Closing date for submission of papers  now 31 May 2017
Closing date for those requesting Peer Review for publication in 2017 Journal: 28 Feb 2017
Closing date for reviews: now 31 May 2017
The Editor of the Journal welcomes offers of material for possible publication in future issues. Contributors are not required to be members of Oral History Australia. 

CALL FOR PAPERS for the 2017 journal  Download here

STYLE GUIDE for the 2017 OHA JOURNAL   Download here

PEER REVIEW is offered to those authors interested in submitting articles to the Journal  
Frequently Asked Questions About the Peer Review Process   Download here 

This is also a call for reviews of books and other publications from Australia and elsewhere that are of interest to the Oral History Community. Reviews may include static or internet available exhibitions, or any projects presented for a public audience (limit 1,500 words).

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2017

Forward to: Dr Jayne Persian, Reviews Editor, Oral History Australia Journal
Email: jpersian@sydney.edu.au.

Enquiries: Dr Sue Anderson, General Editor, Oral History Australia Journal
Email:   Sue.Anderson@unisa.edu.au 


Oral History Australia Guidelines for Practitioners

can be downloaded below ..

Guidelines for Ethical Practice

Guide to Commissioning Oral History Projects

Guidelines on Fees for Interviewing and Transcription   revised 2/16


Oral History Handbook

by Beth M Robertson  Fifth Edition, Fourth Impression 2013
Published by Oral History Australia SA/NT

$28 for Oral History Association members plus $6 postage and handling within Australia for single copies.
$35 for non-members plus $6 postage and handling within Australia for single copies.
See Order Form  details for mutiple copies.

Download order form for Oral History Handbook here

The Oral History Handbook has been published by the Oral History Australia, South Australia and Northern Territory since 1983. It is well established as the national standard. The author draws on 35 years' experience of practising and  teaching oral history techniques and preserving sound recordings.  

Contents include:

  • Introducing Oral History
  • Preparing for the Interview
  • Copyright and Oral History
  • Developing Questionnaires
  • Recording Equipment
  • Digital Recording Standards
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Summaries and Transcripts
  • Spreading the word - depositing recordings
  • Funding for Oral History
  • Guidelines of Ethical Practice
  • Guidelines for Commissioning Oral History

Guide to Oral History: a resource for oral historians
in South Australia and the Northern Territory

This guide has been prepared by Oral History Australia SA/NT as an introductory resource for those undertaking, or planning to undertake, an oral history in South Australia or the Northern Territory.   This practical resource will also be of interest to all undertaking oral history eg Appendix B with examples of master letters for use by interviewers for oral history projects which can be adapted and changed to suit any project.  Download a free copy of Guide to Oral History


Words and Silences : Journal of the International
Oral History Association

Call for Papers for the 2017 Journal - Theme: Oral History and Emotions

Deadline for submissions:l May 2017





Talking Together : a guide to Community
Oral History Projects

by Lesley Jenkins   Price: $14.50

Order form

Send your order to:
Suzanne Mulligan, Oral History Queensland Inc., 
17 Pallinup Street, Riverhills Qld 4074
Cheques payable to Oral History Australia (Qld) Inc.




Capturing the Past: an oral history workshop

Price: $17.00 includes postage and handling.  This 20 minute video is written and presented by Stuart Reid, former president of OHAA WA and a highly experienced interviewer and trainer. This DVD is a lively introduction to the art of using oral history and will help you prepare and develop interview topics, ask questions and use the interviews you record.  It is the perfect introduction to oral history interviewing for high school students and the beginner oral historian of any age.  

How to order: 

Treasurer, Oral History Association (WA Branch), PO Box 1065, Nedlands WA 6909 
or Email:   ohaawa@gmail.com 
Make cheques payable to Oral History Australia (WA)