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.

Peter Hackworth

Work PO Box 661 Strathalbyn SA 5255 Website: JamJar Life Stories

Biographical Info

My primary focus is recording individual life stories. I believe having a broad life experience (community worker, small business owner, farmer advocate, boat builder and manager of an Antarctic Research Station) is an aid to building empathy and helping interviewees feel relaxed about sharing their story. I also do community projects, most recently for the National Railway Museum and Penola National Trust. Project development is also a skill; in 2018, I secured agreement on behalf of OHA (SA/NT) to run a pilot project to train members of ECH (major providers of aged care services) in the skills of oral history. I’m also currently engaged by an Adelaide family to research and write their colonial history, to be published in mid-2019.

Categories:

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