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 2016 the Journal will be published online annually.  Its 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 Journal1979 - 2015 
Download here 



Call for Papers for 2016 Oral History Australia Journal

Closing date for submission of papers 1st April 2016

Closing date for those requesting Peer Review for publication in 2016 Journal:  28 Feb 2016

Closing date for reviews: 1st April, 2016

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 2016 journal   Download here

STYLE GUIDE FOR 2016 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: 1 April 2016

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

Price: $28 for Oral History Association 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

Send your order to:

Oral History Australia, SA and NT Inc, PO Box 3113 Unley, Adelaide, SA 5061
Email:   contact@oralhistoryaustraliasant.org.au 
Make cheques payable to Oral History Australia, SA/NT




Words and Silences : Journal of the International Oral History Association

Call for Papers for the 2016 Journal - Theme: Oral History and Emotions

Deadline for submissions: 26 April 2016





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
 (20-minute DVD)

Price: $17.00 includes postage and handling

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)