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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 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

More from the Oops Department… August 25, 2014 by John - Let’s call this post, ‘More from the Oops Department’ … The second version of the Susan Gordon-Brown’s Vietnam vets article I posted few minutes ago LOOKS TERRIBLE IN THE EMAIL YOU WILL HAVE RECEIVED! Yes? You agree? Well, it all has to do with the automatic notification settings on the website. (My mother always used...
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...
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...