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Welcome to Oral History Victoria (OHV)

Oral History Australia (OHA) 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 OHV please download and complete the Membership Form.

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 contact@oralhistoryvictoria.org.au.

Latest News

The Diverse Uses of Oral History- OHV’s first event for 2015 February 6, 2015 by John - Thursday 26 February, 6-8pm, Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne With the recent axing of ABC’s Hindsight program, is oral history still relevant to mainstream Australia?  This month Oral History Victoria welcomes two speakers producing exciting oral histories for academics and non-academics alike: journalist and oral historian, Deb Anderson and Radio National’s...
Reinvigorating Oral History in Victoria – Letter from the President February 5, 2015 by John - I’m sure, like me, you share an enthusiasm for oral history, for recording and presenting oral histories that uncover undocumented lives, that illuminate neglected historical experience, and that offer rich and engaging windows into the remembered past. When I agreed last year to take on the President’s role at Oral History Victoria, we decided to...
Vietnam war: the vets, the stories August 25, 2014 by John - Photo: The launch of Behind the Wire in Longreach. June 2014 by Susan Gordon Brown (Susan is a commercial photographer who spends her spare time and energy recording people’s lives in words and images) Behind the Wire is a touring exhibition that has recent photographs of Vietnam veterans, along with their stories in the form...
Reinvigorating oral history in Victoria – an Invitation 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...
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....