/ September 29, 2019/ Oral history project

Interviewees wanted for oral history project on Holden

Holden assembly line, 1970s. NAA B941

Historians at the University of Adelaide and Monash University are searching for former Holden employees to interview about their working experiences for an oral history project to be housed at the National Library of Australia.

Holden ceased manufacturing vehicles in Australia at the end of 2017, ending more than a century of automotive manufacture in this country.

The research team will delve into the memories of those who worked at Holden between 1945 and 2017, in an attempt to unearth the remarkable history of this company and its workers who, for many decades, were so successful in manufacturing vehicles.

Anyone who worked at any of Holden’s Adelaide or Melbourne-based factories, such as Woodville, Elizabeth, Dandenong and Fishermen’s Bend, is eligible to be interviewed as part of the project.

Those with stories to share are urged to contact the researchers via the project website: www.ua.edu.au/holdenhistory, email: holdenproject@adelaide.edu.au or telephone: 08 8313 6352.

The project is supported by Australia Research Council, GM Holden, the National Library of Australia, and the National Motor Museum.

More information is available in this media release.

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