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 2017 the journal will be published online.  The Journal's 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 

Indexes to the Oral History Australia Journal 1979-2016 

How to Access Past Journal Articles  

Call for Papers for 2017
Oral History Australia Journal   now extended to 31.5.17

Call for papers - 2017 OHA Journal Call for papers - 2017 OHA Journal

FAQ - Peer Review FAQ - Peer Review

OHA Journal Style Guide OHA Journal Style Guide

Closing date for the receipt of papers 31 May 2017
Closing date for those requesting Peer Review for publication in 2017 Journal: 28 Feb 2017
Closing date for reviews: now 31 May 2017

Oral History Australia Guidelines for Practitioners

Guidelines for Ethical Practice 2007

Guidelines for Commissioning Oral History projects 2007

Guidelines on fees for Interviewing and Transcription 2016  

Oral History Handbook

by Beth M Robertson  Fifth Edition, Fourth Impression 2013  Published by Oral History Australia SA/NT
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 includes:

Introducing Oral History
Preparing for the Interview
Copyright and Oral History
Developing Questionnaires
Recording Equipment
Digital Recording Standards
Interviewing Techniques
Summaries and Transcripts
Spreading the word - depositing recordings
Funding for Oral History
Guidelines of Ethical Practice
Guidelines for Commissioning Oral History

$28 for Oral History Association members plus $6 postage and handling within Australia for single copies.
$35 for non-members plus $6 postage and handling within Australia for single copies.
See Order Form  details for mutiple copies.

Download order form for Oral History Handbook here

Guide to Oral History: a resource for oral historians
in South Australia and the Northern Territory

This guide has been prepared by Oral History Australia SA/NT as an introductory resource for those undertaking, or planning to undertake, an oral history in South Australia or the Northern Territory.   This practical resource will also be of interest to all undertaking oral history eg Appendix B with examples of master letters for use by interviewers for oral history projects which can be adapted and changed to suit any project.
Download a free copy of Guide to Oral History

Words and Silences : Journal of the International 
Oral History Association

Call for Papers for the 2017 Journal - Theme: Oral History and Emotions

Deadline for submissions:l May 2017



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

Price: $17.00 includes postage and handling.  This 20 minute video is 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)