Statement on the Voice referendum

Oral History Australia wishes to publicly support voting ‘Yes’ in the forthcoming Australian Indigenous Voice referendum. The first recommendation of the ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart’ was the creation of a ‘Voice to Parliament’ enshrined in...

2024 Biennial conference

One of the world’s leading authorities on oral history, Alessandro Portelli, will deliver a keynote address at the next Oral History Australia Biennial Conference to be held in Melbourne from 21 to 24 November 2024. The conference features the theme ‘The Power...

Call for Papers – Journal 2024

Contributions for the peer review and reports sections of the 2024 issue of our journal Studies in Oral History are now being accepted. The deadline for submission of peer review articles is 1 December 2023 and for reports it is 30 April 2024. Go to the Call for...

Technology survey closed

The 2024 Oral History Australia technology survey has now closed.  Thanks to all who participated. We received responses from all our State associations and are now analysing the results with a view to preparing a new technology page on our website and looking at...

Opportunity to view documentary

A short documentary about pioneering oral historian Wendy Lowenstein and her involvement in the Australian folk music scene will be available for free viewing in a webinar on 8 October 2023. The 25-minute documentary ‘What Wendy found’ was produced by her...

Vale Doug Ayre

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of oral history over many years, Oral History Western Australia has issued the following tribute to Doug Ayre who passed away early last month.  Western Australia lost one of its most dedicated, enthusiastic...
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