Oral History Australia
Giving Voice to the Past
2017 OHA biennial conference in Sydney
Australian army recruits circa 1940

About Oral History Australia

The oral history movement embraces a diverse range of practitioners who record and use oral history interviews, including family, community and professional historians, museum curators and archivists, media workers and journalists, teachers and academics in a variety of disciplines, from history to anthropology, sociology to health care, linguistics to communication studies. We share a passion for recorded life stories, especially from people and groups who are under-represented in the historical record, and for the difference oral history can make to understanding and changing our world.

State Oral History Associations

Oral History New South Wales (incorporating ACT)
Oral History Queensland
Oral History Australia South Australia/Northern Territory
Oral History Tasmania
Oral History Victoria
Oral History Assoc of Australia WA Branch

Image Ribbon Photo Credits:
Gathering of family and friends, Popular Café, Cootamundra, NSW, 1952 Photo courtesy E. Dascarolis,
     from the "In Their Own Image: Greek-Australians" National Project Archives, Macquarie University
Australian War Memorial Collection SHA/65/0327/VN Binh Tuy Province, Vietnam 1965 An unidentified soldier
     records a message which could be heard back in Australia on Christmas Day.
Image No 4 Guitar craftsman Photo Credit David Sweet

Australian soldiers in training, circa 1941. Photo from family collection of Judy Hughes.

OHA Conference 2017, Sydney. Photo credit Judy Hughes

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