Welcome to Oral History Queensland


The Oral History Association is a non-profit body whose members practice and promote oral history.  The aims of Oral History Australia [OHA] are:

1.        to promote the practice and methods of oral history
2.        to educate in the use of oral history methods
3.        to encourage discussions on all aspects of oral history
4.        to foster the preservation of oral history records

Read the Oral History – University Ethical Approval of a Project Involving Humans (21 September 2019) here.

The Oral History Center at UC Berkeley, California recorded 24 July 2020.  Below is a recording of a webinar given by historian Paul Burnett on how to record oral history interviews using Zoom. Paul provides an overview of the protocols that were developed to facilitate remote recording of narrators of the highest quality available during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Find more information here.

The national body was founded in Perth in July 1978 with the Queensland branch of the OHAA coming to life some time later. In Queensland we are now known as Oral History Queensland Inc.   Queensland has three Oral History Australia Life Members – Sue Pechey 2007 (deceased), Lesley Jenkins 2007, and Suzanne Mulligan 2009.

A copy of Oral History Queensland’s Constitution (based on the Model Rules) is here.

There are now associations in each state.  ACT is incorporated into NSW Branch.  NT is incorporated into SA Branch.

New South Wales
Maria Savvidis
PO Box 261
Pennant Hills NSW 1715
Elisabeth Gondwe
PO Box 3296
Birkdale QLD 4159
South Australia
Annmarie Reid
PO Box 3113
Unley SA 5061
Jill Cassidy
Queen Victoria Museum
PO Box 403
Launceston TAS 7250
Jill Adams
2 Leopold Street
Glen Iris VIC 3146
Western Australia
Kyra Edwards
PO BOX 1065
Nedlands WA 6909