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 Hobart in May 2019. Details will be available in early 2019.

Oral History Australia Conference

The biennial Oral History Australia conference will be held at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane on 10–13 October 2019. The theme is ‘Intimate Stories, Challenging Histories’ and proposals for presentations are being accepted until 1 March 2019. Full details are available here.

Committee Meetings

Members are welcome to attend committee meetings: monthly on Thursdays at the Queen Victoria Museum, 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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