At any time, OHV members are working on fascinating and varied projects in different contexts and places. If you’re an OHV member and would like your work featured here, please refer to our guidelines and submit an expression of interest via email as outlined in the guidelines. New material will be added quarterly.

Oral history film projection on NGV for White Night

In February 2018, four of Behind the Wire’s films—featuring Behrouz Boochani, Hani Abdile, Munjed Al Muderis and Jamila Jafari—were projected on the facade of the National Gallery of Victoria International in Melbourne. The films were shown on a loop from dusk until...

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Outback oral history in 1960s Australia

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, as a journalist for the ABC,  John Francis began recording people in Outback South and Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Many were elderly, living mostly in remote communities or in isolation, working as prospectors, on...

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Oral history animation—YCW Waltons campaign

Melissa Walsh and Judy Hughes met on an oral history project about the Young Christian Workers (YCW), a Catholic youth movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Melissa was running the project and Judy was a volunteer interviewer. Keen to give another life to the...

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