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Oral History Victoria Award Presentations and AGM

October 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Image courtesy of State Library of Victoria

Members and friends of Oral History Victoria are invited to attend our award nominee presentation evening and AGM online (via zoom) at 5:30pm on the 28th of October 2021.

Shortlist Nominees

This year the Oral History Victoria Award judges have shortlisted four extraordinary projects, each of which uses personal testimony in creative ways that challenge audiences to think and feel differently about important contemporary issues. 

  • COVID Kids Oral History Project – Way Back When Consulting Historians.
  • End of an Era: The Last Gippsland Lakes Fishermen – Lynda Mitchelson-Twigg, representing the Gippsland Lakes commercial fishing community, assisted by Nikki and Leigh Henningham, Tanya King, Donna Squire and Geoff Stanton.
  • In the Eye of the Storm: Volunteers and Australia’s Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis – Robert Reynolds, Shirleene Robinson, Paul Sendziuk.
  • Understanding Through Testimony – Jewish Holocaust Centre.

The 2021 Oral History Award is jointly awarded by Oral History Victoria, the Royal Historical Society and Public Records Office Victoria. The creator/s for each of the shortlisted projects will conduct a brief presentation outlining their work. For more information about the shortlisted nominees, please visit our news section: https://www.historyvictoria.org.au/vcha-2021-shortlist/

After the nominee presentations we will hold the Oral History Victoria AGM, including reports on achievements this past year and plans for the next, and the election of the new OHV Committee.


October 28
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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