Oral History Australia branches

OHA (New South Wales/ACT) - 2012 Annual Report NSW ohaa_nsw_presidents_report.2012.pdf ohaa_nsw_presidents_report.2012.pdf (749.42 KB)
OHA (Queensland)
OHA (South Australia/Northern Territory)  - 2012 Annual report SA presidents_report_2011-2012.docx (21.84 KB)
OHA (Victoria)  - 2012 Annual Report Victoria president_report_victoria.docx (15.66 KB)
OHA (Western Australia)  - 2012 Annual Report WA 2012_annual_ohaa_wa_report.docx (20.86 KB)
OHA Tasmania 2012 Annual Report  - Presidents_report_for_2012_Tasmania.doc (30.50 KB)

International Oral History Associations

International Oral History Association

The International Oral History Association. is a professional association established to provide a forum for oral historians around the world, and a means for cooperation among those concerned with the documentation of human experience. IOHA seeks to stimulate research that uses the techniques of oral history and to promote the development of standards and principles for individuals, institutions and agencies (both public and private) who have the responsibility for the collection and preservation of historical information gathered through the techniques of oral histories, in all forms. Through international conferences, collaborative networks, and support for national oral history organizations, IOHA seeks to foster a better understanding of the democratic nature and value of oral history worldwide.

The International Oral History Association was formally constituted in June 1996 at the IXth International Oral History Conference in Göteborg, Sweden.
The official languages of the IOHA and its publications are English and Spanish.
Guidelines for Journal Contributors:

National Oral History Association of New Zealand
The Oral History Society UK
Oral History Association (USA)

Directory of Oral History Collections

Sound Association

The Australasian Sound Recordings Association Inc (ASRA)
The Association is made up of private record collectors, professional sound archivists, radio broadcasters and social historians, consisting of individuals and institutions with a strong interest in sound recording history, its development and all related activities.

History Associations

Australian Council of Professional Historians Association
Royal Australian Historical Association
Australian Historical Association

Libraries, Museums and Archives

National Library of Australia – Oral History Collection
The National Film and Sound Archive
The Australian War Memorial National Collections Data Base – Sound
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) – worldwide knowledge and understanding of Australian indigenous cultures past and present.
State Library of South Australia, J.D. Somerville Oral History Collection
State Library of NSW - Oral History Collection
Northern Territory Archives Service – Oral History Program
The British Library National Sound Archives

Oral History Network

H-Oralhist is an on-line network for those interested in studies related to oral history. It is a member of the H-Net, the Humanities & Social Sciences Online initiative, an international interdisciplinary organisation of scholars and teachers dedicated to utilising the educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Its edited lists and websites publish peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussion for scholars and the interested public. The computing heart of H-Net resides at the Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online, at Michigan State University, but H-Net officers, editors and subscribers come from all over the globe.
Click here to register for a free subscription the oral history list

Copyright - information and training

Australian Copyright Council
An excellent website providing comprehensive information about all aspects of copyright.

Consultants Register

Museums & Gallery Services Queensland Consultants & Suppliers Register is an online list of individuals and companies; registration is not restricted to Queensland-based consultants and suppliers. Fields which might be of particular interest to OHA members - oral history, digital storytelling, historic sites interpretation, historical research/writing. Inclusion on the Register is free of charge.
Further information

Examples of Programs and Websites using Oral Histories

ABC Radio National Programs
HINDSIGHT Hindsight is the only feature program on Australian radio devoted exclusively to social history. Hindsight offers new perspectives on and insight into the past, through stories that may be well known, or may have been ignored, or erased from the public record, whether it be memories of war, work, or popular culture. Hindsight takes the listener into the past, blending a variety of sources - oral history, archival material, research, music and sound.

VERBATIM began in 1999 to chart the history of the 20th century through oral histories and memories of Australians. It features the life stories of ordinary Australians and individuals in the public eye. Verbatim looks to the past, and offers a journey into history through memory and experience.

Hills Voices Online. Baulkham Hills Shire Council's Oral History Project

SHOROC Councils of Mosman, Manly, Pittwater and Warringah Oral History Project. 72 interviews on the topic “On a Shoestring -The Depression and the 1930s” takes you straight to the interviews takes you to the oral history ‘front page’

RTA Oral History Program

The City of Sydney is committed to the ongoing collection oral history interviews that record and reflect the diverse nature of many communities.