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Our Submission on National Cultural Policy

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is calling for input to inform a new National Cultural Policy. Some members of AMOHG have worked on a submission which we have posted here. Key points include the following (but there's more if you visit the page. . .) Over its 30-year history … Continue reading Our Submission on National Cultural Policy

Trailblazing Women of Australian Public Broadcasting (by Kylie Andrews)

My new book, Trailblazing Women of Australian Public Broadcasting, 1945-1975 is a behind-the-scenes, women’s history of the ABC.  At its heart, it’s a group biography of four remarkable producers, Kay Kinane, Catherine King, Therése Denny and Joyce Belfrage.  It recognises their collective respect for public broadcasting and their shared ambitions to be innovative radio and … Continue reading Trailblazing Women of Australian Public Broadcasting (by Kylie Andrews)

Our meeting with Patrick McIntyre at NFSA

Members of AMOHG’s working group met with NFSA’s CEO Patrick McIntyre and Head of Collection Jacqui Uhlmann at NFSA’s Sydney office recently. Some members were also able to participate via MS Teams videoconferencing. In the photograph, from left to right:  in the room-  Will Davies, Graham Shirley, Margaret Leask, Dominic Case, Julia Overton, Patrick McIntyre. … Continue reading Our meeting with Patrick McIntyre at NFSA

An Oral History Interview Outcome. (by Margaret Leask)

Oral historian and AMOHG member, Margaret Leask, has spent some of the past six years on a major project for the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust. Asked originally to write a history of the Trust, she agreed instead to undertake extensive research into musician/administrator Warwick Ross’s long standing involvement with the Trust and conduct an extended … Continue reading An Oral History Interview Outcome. (by Margaret Leask)

VALE Dick Collingridge (by Graham Shirley)

 15 Feb 1936 -  26 March 2022 Dick Collingridge, a long-time member of AMOHG died on Saturday 26 March. Dick was a film and video producer-director, along with an advisor on and the designer and maker of specialized audiovisual equipment. The son of Australian silent era actor Gordon Collingridge and his wife Sheila (nee Noonan), … Continue reading VALE Dick Collingridge (by Graham Shirley)

Storry’s (inter)view – on video and now with transcripts

Last year Storry Walton was interviewed about Oral History. In the interview (conducted by Malcolm Smith and recorded by Josh Marks), he spoke about why he thinks it's important,  and he shared some fascinating insights into how video interviews differ from audio ones, about the effect of camera framing and what to do when a … Continue reading Storry’s (inter)view – on video and now with transcripts