Oral History NSW
Giving Voice to the Past
Giving Voice to the Past

Our History

The Oral History Association of Australia was formed in Perth, July 1978. The first state branch was formed in South Australia, Feb 1979. The NSW Branch was established on 27 Sept 1979. The first meetings, held at the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) 133 Macquarie St Sydney, brought together a wide range of people interested in gathering historical information from oral sources.

From the beginning the state branches encouraged academic and professional groups as well as non-professional and community groups.

Development of the 
Oral History Association 
in Australia (pdf)

Practical educational seminars have been conducted through the years as members share their knowledge. Today approximately 200 members are in regular contact through our eNewsletter Oral History Network News.

Over the past four years over 600 people have attended various workshops and seminars as the organisation continues to promote the practice and methods of Oral History.

The Oral History Association of Australia NSW was incorporated 19 Oct 1998. The Association adopted a new name Oral History NSW Inc on 26 Oct 2013 together with a new constitution.

Read the:
Oral History NSW Constitution, 26 Oct 2013 (pdf)