Indigenous societies are often referred to having an oral history, many stories and the knowledge within them, are told and maintained through dance and song. See full story here.
As a historian, Michelle Potter has recorded over a hundred oral histories for the National Library of Australia, collecting a diverse collection of stories from Australians from all walks of life. Michelle has interviewed politicians, musicians, artists and designers and conceded it's a job she's honoured to do. For full story including ABC radio interview click here.
Ausdance WA will be releasing its Oral History of Dance in WA, a collection of interviews with 20 WA dance identities, including Chrissie Parrott, Sue Peacock, Alan Alder, Lucette Aldous, Margrete Helgeby and Louise Howden-Smith. This project is a sequel to a 1990 oral history project kept at the Battye Library. For full story click here.