Oral History Tasmania

Doing Oral History

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.

Copies of Beth Robertson’s Oral History Handbook are available from Oral History Tasmania at a cost of $28 for members or $35 for non-members, plus p&p. Published by Oral History SA, it contains a wealth of practical information. Contact us to buy a copy.

Oral History Australia publishes several useful guidelines which are available on their website.

All practitioners are strongly encouraged to read and abide by the Guidelines of Ethical Practice.
Other useful publications include:
Guidelines on Fees for Interviewing and Transcription
Guide to Commissioning oral histories

Some Australian universities offer courses in oral history, and Oral History Western Australia runs nationally accredited oral history training courses through the Australian Vocational Education Training (VET) sector.

Useful information about such things as copyright and drawing up consent forms can be found on the Oral History NSW website.