OHA Branches

Oral History Australia (national body)
OH Victoria



The transcribers below have asked that their names be shown on our website.  If there are other people who would like to be added, please Contact us.

Bev Tait

I was a Court Reporter (i.e. shorthand-writer) for the Commonwealth Reporting Service for 16 years.  When we were replaced by tapes in 1990, I swapped to transcribing Court proceedings, oral histories, editing and meeting reporting.  Over the past 20 years I have transcribed a very wide range of oral histories, and can cope with all types of recordings.  My prices are reasonable, and I offer prompt return of transcripts and a high level of accuracy.  Email

Chris Mulherin

I’m an engineering and arts graduate working on a mature age doctorate in philosophy. I’ve made ABC radio programs and have transcribed and proofread hundreds of Radio National shows (mostly Law Report, Religion and Ethics Report, Media Report and Philosopher’s Zone). But the ABC budget axe has fallen and I’m looking for more transcription work. Please email for a resume and I’ll be happy to put you onto referees who will vouch for my work. I’m at

Sandy Liddle

I am currently a librarian but was previously a legal secretary for about 30 years.  During my time as a legal secretary, a lot of my work was done by transcribing from Dictaphone cassette tapes.  I have recently been involved with transcribing oral history interviews for a number of local history projects as well as recorded presentations from a local historical society.  I have a high degree of accuracy.   Email

Australian Oral History Organisations

Bunbury Oral History Group

National Library – Oral History and Folklore

East Gippsland Oral History Project

Northern Territory Archives Oral History Program

International Oral History Organisation

International Oral History Association
Oral History Association (USA)
National Oral History Association of NZ
Canadian Oral History Association
Oral History Society (UK)

Other interesting links

Veterans’ History Project (USA)

Voices from the Past – Introduction to Oral History Practice and Theory

Making Sense of Oral History – Linda Shopes

Step-by-Step Guide to Oral History

Oral History Workshop on the Web

Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide

Vermont Folk Life Centre

Telling Their Stories – Oral History Archives Project

Redcliffe Remembers

Queensland Stories


Living Stories – experiences of people living with Haemophilia and HIV

RTA, NSW Oral History Program

Sydney Oral History Stories

UNESCO Memory of the World Program

National Library of Australia – Oral History Collection

Sutherland College Oral History Project

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Voices from the Pacific War – Bruce Petty

Washington University School of Medicine

BBC – My Century

Oral History of the U.S. House of Representatives

American Slave Narratives Project

Shoah Foundation – remembering the Holocaust

United States Senate Oral History Project

Center for Study of History and Memory

Radio Diaries – American

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

American Folklife Center

Center for History and New Media

Baylor University – Living Stories

The Story Project

Unlock the Past