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

The OHA Journal ISSN: 0158 7366 is published annually and its contents reflect the diversity and vitality of oral history practice in Australia. It includes contributions from overseas.

The Editor of the Journal welcomes offers of material for possible publication in future issues. Contributors are not required to be members of OHA.

The views expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editor, the Editorial Board or the publisher of the Journal of Oral History Australia.

To view PDF files, you will need Adobe Reader ver. 9. Click here to download this application.

There is a Call for papers for each issue. The 2014 Call for Papers is now available.   2014call_for_papers_for_2014_journal1.doc 2014call_for_papers_for_2014_journal1.doc (36.50 KB)

There is a Peer Review Process for those authors interested in submitting such articles to the Journal. Peer_review_FAQ.pdf Peer_review_FAQ.pdf (57.81 KB)

Frequently asked questions  2014frequently_asked_questions_about_the_peer_review_process.docx 2014frequently_asked_questions_about_the_peer_review_process.docx (44.37 KB)

Style Guide for the 2014 Journal 2014style_guide_for_ohaa_journal_2014.docx 2014style_guide_for_ohaa_journal_2014.docx (110.70 KB)

Enquries: Dr Sue Anderson, General Editor, OHA JOURNAL 2012

Email: Sue.Anderson@unisa.edu.au

Index to the OHA journals 1979-2013 ohaa_journal_indexes_1979-2013_v2.pdf ohaa_journal_indexes_1979-2013_v2.pdf (1.41 MB)

Journal back issues and order form 2014oral_history_australia_journal_order_form_2014.docx 2014oral_history_australia_journal_order_form_2014.docx (37.91 KB)

How to order

The Oral History Australia Journal is sent to OHA members as part of their membership subscription.
Overseas subscriptions: Overseas institutions can receive a copy of the Oral History Australia Journal by paying a subscription of $40 which covers postage and handling. Enquiries:mandjcassidy@gmail.com

Past Journal Articles: You will find ALL issues for this journal are available on Informit at this address: http://search.informit.com.au/browseJournalTitle;res=IELHSS;issn=0158-7366   

Ten easy steps for free access to past Oral History Australia Journal articles through the National Library of Australia 

  1. Firstly apply for a free Library card.
  2. Once in receipt of your login details
  3. Open the home page
  4. Click on e-Resources
  5. Login
  6. In the Find A Resource search box type Informit and click the Go! button
  7. Scroll down and click on Informit e-Library: humanities & social sciences
  8. Click Visit Site.
  9. If you know the article you want to read (after looking at the Index), type the title in the Search box and the article title will appear. You can view the article by clicking on the PDF. You can also look at the contents of the issue in which the article appeared by clicking on Browse Issue.
  10. If you want to look at all the Journals paste browseJournalTitle;res=IELHSS;issn=0158-7366 after http://search.informit.com.au.rp.nla.gov.au/ on the URL,  press your Enter key.

Detailed indexes are available on the national OHA website - see above pdf -  as well as on the NLA/INFORMIT website.

Oral History Handbook, by Beth M Robertson

Fifth Edition, 2006


From the 1 July 2012 the price of the handbook is:
$28 for OH members (includes postage and handling)
$35 for non-members
*Special discount price: $28 for bulk orders of 10 or more copies

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
  • Funding for Oral History
  • Guidelines of Ethical Practice
  • Commissioning Oral History
  • Recommended Reading

How to order

Send your order to:

Oral History Australia, SA and NT
PO Box 3113 Unley, Adelaide, SA 5061

email: contact@ohaa-sa.org.au
ABN: 80863758027

SA/NT is not registered for GST

Cheques payable to Oral History Australia, SA/NT

Talking Together – a Guide to Community Oral History Projects, by Lesley Jenkins

Price: $14.50

How to order - Order form

Send your order to:

Suzanne Mulligan
OHA (Qld) Inc.
17 Pallinup Street
Riverhills Qld 4074

Cheques payable to Oral History Australia (Qld) Inc.

Capturing the Past: an oral history workshop, by Stuart Reid (20-minute DVD)

An introduction to oral history interviewing for high school students and the beginner oral historian of any age.

Price: $17.70

How to order

Send your order to:

The Treasurer
PO Box 1065
Nedlands WA 6909

or email: The Treasurer ohaawa@gmail.com 

Cheques payable to Oral History Australia (WA)

The OHA also produces three guides for practitioners.

Guidelines of Ethical Practice
A Guide to Commissioning Oral History Projects
Guidelines on Fees for Interviewing and Transcription