Oral History Australia’s work is governed by a national committee comprised of delegates from each of our six State associations.
The committee selects office-bearers from its membership and may also co-opt additional persons for special purposes. Co-opted members have no voting rights and must be financial members of their Member Associations.
President – Alistair Thomson
Secretary – David Sweet
Vice President – Jill Cassidy
Treasurer – Kyra Edwards
Public Officer – Maria Savvidis
NSW/ACT – Maria Savvidis
Queensland – Elisabeth Gondwe
SA/NT – Christeen Schoepf
Tasmania – Jill Cassidy
Victoria – Alistair Thomson
Western Australia – Tracy Willet
William Martin, representing the Northern Territory
Joint editors: Dr Skye Krichauff and Dr Carla Pascoe Leahy
Chair Editorial Board: Alexandra Dellios
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Web manager: Judy Hughes
International Oral History Association Oceania representative: Nepia Mahuika
OHA National President
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.