Oral History Australia SA/NT maintains a directory of oral historians who are able to undertake a wide range of paid consultancies or projects.  OHA SA/NT members have a range of skills and expertise which can be applied to historical research and other fields of interest.

To engage an oral historian, please contact a member who is listed in the directory to discuss your project and the associated fees.

The directory is compiled from information provided by members of OHA SA/NT.  Oral History Australia is made up of members who are interested in oral history and does not provide an accreditation system.  Therefore it is up to individuals to decide who is the best oral historian to undertake their project.

If you are a member of OHA SA/NT and would like your details added to the directory, please fill in this application form and forward it to contact@oralhistoryaustraliasant.org.au.


Alphabetical list of oral historians

Click on a name for more information and contact details.

Biographical Info

Rob Linn was born in Adelaide, South Australia. He studied History at the University of Adelaide and, later, taught Australian and South Australian History both there and at other tertiary institutions.

Linn has an enthusiastic belief that written history can be vital, active and entertaining, as well as educational. He has written over 50 books, including major organisational and corporate histories, which have received acclaim. He has received local, national and international literary, print and publishing awards.

Rob is an interviewer for the National Library of Australia’s Oral History & Folklore section.

He and his wife, Jane, live on a small farm at Cherry Gardens in the Adelaide Hills, from where they run a historical consultancy.

Categories:

  • oral history interviews
    • family history
    • history of clubs, associations or community groups
    • history of local communities or regions
    • history of organisations or businesses
    • life history of individuals
    • memoirs, particularly of elderly people
    • migrant histories (both individual and community)
  • presentations/seminars on oral history
  • writing
    • books
    • brochures and booklets
    • content for interpretive signs
    • content for museum displays
    • web content
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Biographical Info

Madeleine Regan is an experienced oral historian and writer. Currently Secretary of Oral History Australia SA/NT, she has coordinated projects with individuals, migrant communities, local councils, owners of small businesses, educational organisations and the National Trust of Port Adelaide. Madeleine has collaborated on projects with the History Trust of South Australia including a community history digital story project: http://community.history.sa.gov.au/telling-our-stories

She has curated exhibitions using oral histories. She has developed a website that features an oral history project undertaken over 10 years: http://venetimarketgardeners1927.net.

Madeleine’s research interests include oral history projects with migrants and other groups who are underrepresented in official records, local and community history projects and organisations.

Categories:

  • oral history interviews
    • family history
    • history of clubs, associations or community groups
    • history of local communities, or regions
    • history of organisations and businesses
    • life history of individuals
    • memoirs, particular of elderly people
    • migrant histories (both individual and community)
    • local government projects
  • writing
    • content for interpretive signs
    • content for museum displays
    • web content
  • presentations/seminars on oral history
  • research
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Biographical Info

Sally is an experienced oral historian (both audio-only and video oral history) across most subject areas, but with particular interests in science (all areas), technology and industrial history, medicine, defence, environment and conservation, biography, education, local and urban history, and the arts.

Sally has extensive experience using oral history in interpretive projects (multimedia productions, brochures, books, signage, museum displays, websites, audio installations) and in a range of heritage and urban renewal projects.  Examples of her work are on her website.

Sally has been a member of Oral History Australia SA/NT since 2005, and Treasurer since 2011.  She regularly runs advanced workshops for Oral History Australia SA/NT and gives presentations on oral history and its uses.

Categories:

  • editing audio extracts
  • oral history interviews
    • family history
    • history of clubs, associations or community groups
    • history of local communities or regions
    • history of organisations or businesses
    • life history of individuals
    • memoirs, particularly of elderly people
  • presentations/seminars on oral history
  • project design
  • research
  • writing
    • brochures and booklets
    • content for interpretive signs
    • content for museum displays
    • web content
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