Oral History Australia

Official website of OHA South Australia/Northern Territory

Publications

Oral History Australia SA/NT manages three main publications:

  1. The Oral History Handbook
  2. Word of Mouth, newsletter for members
  3. Guide to Oral History, a free resource for downloading

Oral History Handbook

Handbook fifth edition

Oral History Handbook

Oral History Handbook, by Beth M Robertson
Fifth Edition, fourth impression, 2013

ISBN 0646454447

Description:
Book A4 size, stiff paperback, 112 pages, illustrations.

Published by:
Oral History Association of Australia (SA Branch)

The price of the handbook is:
$28 for OHA members (plus $6 postage & handling within Australia for single copies)
$35 for non members (plus $6 postage & handling within Australia for single copies)

Please enquire about postage costs for multiple handbooks.

Download an order form here.

About the book

The author draws on 25 years experience of practising and teaching oral history techniques and preserving sound recordings.

Contents include:

  • Introducing Oral History
  • Preparing for the Interview
  • Copyright and Oral History
  • Developing Questionnaires
  • Recording Equipment
  • Digital Recording Standards
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Summaries and Transcripts
  • Funding for Oral History
  • Guidelines of Ethical Practice
  • Commissioning Oral History
  • Recommended Reading

The Oral History Handbook was first published by the South Australian Branch of the Oral History Association in 1983 and has been in print ever since. It is well established as the national standard. It is currently in its fifth edition.

How to order

Price:
$28 for OHA members (plus $6 postage & handling within Australia for single copies)
$35 for non members (plus $6 postage & handling within Australia for single copies)

Please enquire about postage costs for multiple Handbooks.

Download this order form, and either e-mail your completed form (together with EFT payment reference) to contact@oralhistoryaustraliasant.org.au, or post the order form together with cheque or money order to:

Oral History Australia (SA/NT)
PO Box 3113 Unley, Adelaide, SA 5061
ABN: 80863758027
The SA/NT Association is not registered for GST

If posting your order form to us, please allow a week for the order to reach us, plus an additional one to two weeks for the Handbook to reach you by regular post.

If you require the Handbook in a hurry, please e-mail us with your order and pay by direct credit.

Cheques payable to Oral History Australia (SA/NT).

Payment by Direct Credit banking details:
Bank: National Australia Bank (NAB)
BSB: 085436 
Account No.: 129312048
Please add ‘your surname handbook’ in the reference field
and email contact@oralhistoryaustraliasant.org.au to advise that the order has been placed and include the postal address.

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