I love oral history because it’s about discovery. And now as I’m an older bloke I find it exhilarating that one can move on through your life into the later years and still have an avenue in which you’re uncovering the new.
What I mean by that is that oral history is all about mining memory. And also the great delight and satisfaction of mining the memory of remarkable people.
And I find that rewarding in itself, very challenging, and behind it all, (and particularly because i work with AMOHG – the Australian Media Oral History Group) I know that it’s useful and valuable. Because I can say that every oral history that I have ever done has reaped great rewards and surprises.