Oral History Australia’s work is governed by a national committee drawn from representatives of our six State associations.

National Committee


Prof Alistair Thomson


Dr David Sweet

Vice President

Jill Cassidy


Kyra Edwards

State delegates

NSW/ACT – Maria Savvidis

Queensland – Elisabeth Gondwe

SA/NT – Christeen Schoepf

Victoria – Alistair Thomson

Western Australia – Kyra Edwards

Other positions


International Oral History Association Oceania representative: Lorina Barker


Joint editors: Dr Skye Krichauff and Dr Carla Pascoe Leahy

Chair Editorial Board: Alex Dellios

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Web manager: Judy Hughes

Alistair Thomson

Alistair Thomson

OHA National President

Professor of History, Monash University

My research and teaching explores the ways in which life story evidence illuminates the past and its meanings in the present lives of individuals and society.

My books have explored the histories and memories of war veterans, migrants, adult learners and post-WW2 families, in Britain and Australia. As an internationally renowned oral historian, I write about the theory and method of oral history and life history research, including research involving recorded and written memory, diaries and letters, and family photographs.

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