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. General information about what to expect regarding interviewing and transcription fees is available here.
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.
Alphabetical list of oral historians
Click on a name for more information and contact details.
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.
- 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
- brochures and booklets
- content for interpretive signs
- content for museum displays
- web content