Welcome to Oral History Queensland

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

  • promote discussion and training on all aspects of the methodology and ethical practices of oral history as a discipline and a means of gathering and preserving social and cultural history
  • foster preservation access and use of oral history collections
  • support State and Territory Oral History associations
  • provide a national voice on all aspects of oral history, and
  • link Australian oral historians to the international oral history movement.
These aims are shared by each state entity.
There are now associations in each state.  ACT is incorporated into NSW Branch.  NT is incorporated into SA Branch.
Find out more about other branches here.

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OHQ is offering a workshop on Oral History Basics in Brisbane on April 17th. This workshop would suit beginners who want to embark on a new project to capture the voices of community members or loved ones. See our Workshops page for more information (note discounted rate for members). See our Membership page to join.

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.