Book Award & Media Award
About the awards
Oral History Australia introduced its Book Award and Media Award for the first time in 2019 to encourage innovative and excellent applications of oral history.
Like the Hazel de Berg Award for Excellence in Oral History, these two awards are generally timed to coincide with the OHA Biennial Conference.
In 2021 when the biennial conference was postponed for 12 months due to COVID-19 restrictions, the OHA decided to proceed with the 2021 book and media awards but postpone the Hazel de Berg Award until the conference in 2022.
Book Award recipients
Many Maps, Charting Two Cultures, First Nations and Europeans in Western Australia
By Bill and Jenny Bunbury (UWA Publishing, 2020)
In the Eye of the Storm: Volunteers and Australia’s response to the HIV/AIDS
By Robert Reynolds, Shirleene Robinson and Paul Sendziuk (NewSouth Publishing, 2021)
Black Saturday: Not the end of the story
Author: Peg Fraser
Publisher: Monash University Publishing, 2018, Web address: https://publishing.monash.edu/books/bs-9781925523683.html
Media Award recipients
Stories of Strength
The winner is: Stories of Strength: Songs and Stories from Anne Street Reserve 2021.
Using material from the Anne St Reserve Oral History and Concert Project, Stories of Strength was a concert that was produced by Big MAMA Productions, and performed in Broome in May 2021.
View the video - https://vimeo.com/570108673.
A City Responds to Crisis: Volunteers and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Sydney 1980s-1990s
- Curators: Anisa Puri and Shirleene Robinson
- Output: Digital Exhibition, Date of Production: January 2019, Web address: https://acityrespondstocrisis.com/
The Making of Mardi Gras
- Co-producers: Catherine Freyne and Scott McKinnon
- Sound engineer: Mark Don
- The Making of Mardi Gras 1979-1981. ABC Radio National: The History Listen Program (Broadcast 19 June 2018). https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-history-listen/mardi-gras-1/9860340
- Mardi Gras Supernova 2002-2003. ABC Radio National: The History Listen Program (Broadcast 24 June 2018). https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-history-listen/mardi-gras-2/9887374