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

History Seminar – note changed speaker

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

Oral History Workshop

The next oral history workshop is planned for May 2017. Details will be available in early 2017.

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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