Oral History Australia
Giving Voice to the Past

Other resources

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)