Oral History Tasmania

Oral History Tasmania

What is oral history?

Oral history is the recording of memories of people's unique life experiences. Often the only way to find out about the past is to ask someone who knows about it.

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How to do oral history

Oral History Tasmania encourages everyone to learn the best way of doing oral history.
Oral History Tasmania holds regular workshops.

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Coming Events

Oral history workshop

An oral history workshop will be held in Launceston on
Saturday 28 May 2016.
Details and the registration form are available here.

History seminar

A seminar will be held jointly with the Launceston Historical Society on Sunday 18 September 2016, with speakers
Nicola Goc, Brad Williams, and Margaretta Pos.
Details are available here.

Other Events

The next biennial national conference will be held in Sydney in 2017.
The Biennial International Oral History Association conference will be held in 27 June–1 July 2016 in Bangalore, India.

Members are welcome to attend committee meetings: monthly on Thursdays at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Inveresk, Launceston.



Good quality digital recording equipment is available for hire to members of Oral History Tasmania. It comes complete with lapel microphones, easy-to-follow instructions and USB cord for downloading the interview to your computer.

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Membership of Oral History Tasmania entitles you to the hire of equipment, discounts on all functions and publications, three issues a year of Oral History Tasmania’s newsletter, Real to Reel…

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