Oral History Australia
Giving Voice to the Past
2017 OHA biennial conference in Sydney
2019 OHA biennial conference in Brisbane The 2019 OHA Biennial Conference will be held in Brisbane, Australia from 10 to 13 October 2019. Image credit: Tourism & Events Queensland.
2018 IOHA Council International Oral History Association Council, as elected in 2018 at the IOHA conference in Finland. Image credit: Essi Nerg.
 Gathering of family and friends, Popular Café, Cootamundra, NSW, 1952 Photo courtesy E. Dascarolis, from the
Dramatic performance at 2017 OHA Conference Scene from the play 'Remembering Palestine'. Performed at the 2017 OHA Conference in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Judy Hughes.
Australian army recruits circa 1940 Courtesy of Judy Hughes - taken from her family collection. The soldier marked with an 'x' is Stewart Hughes.

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

Journal access

Online access to the current issue of the Oral History Australia Journal is restricted to members and subscribers. Member login details are available from the relevant OHA branch secretary.

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