In recognition of 2019 as the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages, Oral History Australia (OHA) has announced it is offering two bursaries of up to $750 each for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander oral historians presenting a paper at the 2019 Biennial OHA Conference.

Applicants must:

  • be undertaking a project that involves oral history
  • attend the 2019 Biennial Oral History Australia Conference in Brisbane, and
  • be the presenter of a paper accepted for presentation at the conference.

The biennial conference is being held at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane from 10-13 October 2019. The theme is ‘Intimate Stories, Challenging Histories’.


Submissions to present a paper at the conference close on 1 March 2019.

Bursary applications close 15 May 2019.

Further information

The bursary application form and full eligibility criteria are available on the OHA website at:

For more information about the conference ‘Intimate Stories, Challenging Histories’ go to the conference website.

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