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Welcome to the Victorian-branch website of the Oral History Association of Australia (OHAA)

OHAA 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 OHAA (Victorian Branch) 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

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....
News from Oral History NSW July 10, 2014 by John - Read the July 2014 edition of Oral History NSW. Lots of news, and a useful list of conferences: Oral History NSW July 2014
News from across the Tasman July 9, 2014 by John - Here’s the latest news from our good friends in the National Oral History Association of New Zealand … NOHANZ newsletter e version 201407
A successful symposium July 7, 2014 by John - A big thanks to both attendees and presenters for taking part in a highly stimulating symposium, June 21, at Deakin University’s Geelong Waterfront campus. Here’s a wrap-up from our president, JILLIAN ADAMS: ‘The Evolution of Oral History’ symposium was a thought provoking and informative event with keynote speaker Paula Hamilton kick-starting the day with the...
Behind the Wire exhibition June 12, 2014 by John - OHAA (Vic) member Susan Gordon-Brown’s documentary project with Vietnam veterans is now on show at the Qantas Founders Museum, in Longreach, Queensland. The exhibition is on until October 28 2014. As Susan says, it’s surprising how many people pass through Longreach. So call in if you’re travelling that way, and spread the news to others...