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    Welcome to Oral History Association of Australia

    Victorian Branch

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Welcome to the Victorian-branch website of the Oral History Association of Australia (OHAA)

OHAA is a non-profit organisation formed in 1978 with branches in all states. Its aims are to:

  • promote ethical practice and methods of oral history
  • educate in the use of oral history methods
  • encourage discussions on all aspects of oral history
  • foster the preservation of oral history records
  • to pursue common objectives and maintain links with other Australian oral history associations through membership of Oral History Australia Inc

Oral history is the recording of people’s memories and has an increasingly wide range of uses including historical and social research; family, institution and business histories; radio documentaries and museum displays.

If you would like to join the OHAA (Victorian Branch) please download and complete the Membership form and send it to our treasurer.

Members enjoy:

  • reduced rates to branch events – educational and social
  • a copy of the Oral History Association of Australia’s journal
  • advice from other members and oral historians through our register of oral historians

If you would like further information or assistance please contact a committee member or email enquiries@oralhistoryvictoria.org.au.

Latest News

Please confirm you’re receiving our news? August 13, 2014 by John - Hi everyone. I’d very much appreciate confirmation from you, that you are receiving email notification of new posts to the site? PLEASE SEND CONFIRMATION TO: editor@oralhistoryvictoria.org.au You should have received one today: REINVIGORATING ORAL HISTORY IN VICTORIA … and one on the 11th: DATE CHANGE: OHAA (Vic) AGM Both contain important messages about the future...
Reinvigorating oral history in Victoria August 13, 2014 by John - From Jill Adams (President) and Alistair Thomson (Vice President) Oral history is happening in myriad exciting ways around the world and across Victoria. Digital technologies are transforming the recording and use of oral history. To keep pace with the changing world of oral history, we’re looking to reinvigorate the Victorian Oral History Association. We hope...
DATE CHANGE: OHAA (Vic) AGM August 11, 2014 by John - APOLOGIES if you’ve received this before, but some of you I know didn’t, so … Please note the change of date for the OHAA Vic Branch AGM, to Tuesday September 16. Free nibbles! Free drinks! Join the important discussion on our future. And hear our guest Ken Berryman relate his experience with the National Film...
Invitation: Victorian Museum Awards Ceremony July 17, 2014 by John - Join friends and colleagues for the presentation of the 2014 Victorian Museum Awards. The Victorian Museum Awards highlight the wonderful achievements of the Victorian museum and gallery sector, and the Awards Ceremony is always a great opportunity to catch up with the people whose passion and work build a strong Victorian museum and gallery community....
News from Oral History NSW July 10, 2014 by John - Read the July 2014 edition of Oral History NSW. Lots of news, and a useful list of conferences: Oral History NSW July 2014