Louise was a founding member of OHAA NSW in 1979, editor of the 1980 journal, a promoter of the use of oral history in academe and one of the compilers of 'Oral History. A Handbook' in 1988. She was a driving force in the major oral history project, NSW Bicentennial Oral History Project and edited the oral history component of ‘Australians 1938'.
It was she with a few others who kept the NSW branch of the OHAA active through the 1980s until the State Library of New South Wales set up the Oral History Program in 1991. (1999)