natcultpolSubmission on National Cultural Policy

The new National Cultural Policy will establish a comprehensive roadmap to guide the skills and resources required for this dynamic sector. Our starting point is Creative Australia, the national cultural policy launched by former Prime Minister Hon Julia Gillard AC in 2013. AMOHG has responded to the government’s call for submissions from the community.

nfsa-logoOral Histories at NFSA

A vast collection including over 5,000 Oral History recordings. On the NFSA website it’s possible to search the collection, or hear a few featured snippets.

OH-wordcloudWhat is Oral History

Oral histories are the recorded, unedited and preserved recollections of ordinary people: their lives, their work, their experiences. Oral History Australia has a good definition.

storry-framedStorry Walton talks about Oral Histories (video)

Storry Walton recently recorded some thoughts about oral history. In 12 clips, he looks at the challenges of conducting good oral history interviews.

presereving-memory-DCPreserving the Memories (video)

Three AMOHG members discuss their interest in oral histories as well as the technical changes that have affected the media industry.

img_9947_sArchiving at the National Archives (video)

A 20 minute video produced by AMOHG member Rod Freedman for the National Archives of Australia, who in turn were commissioned by the International Centre for Documentary Heritage, a branch of UNESCO based in South Korea.


Some selected links to relevant oral history pages on NFSA’s website as well as other collecting institutions in Australia, plus other oral history associations.

mapandcomapssNavigating this website

A guide to what’s in this website, and how to find it.

searchingSearch tips

You can search the entire AMOHG site for any mentions of a name, or any other word or phrase. It is usually a two-step process; firstly to find the right page or pages, and secondly to locate the name or term on that page. Also follow this link for some hints on searching NFSA’s Search The Collection database.