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An unidentified man talking to two small children, in the entrance to a hut, West Coast Region. Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983 :Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera. Ref: 1/4-101013-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/32049331

An unidentified man talking to two small children, in the entrance to a hut, West Coast Region. Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983 :Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera. Ref: 1/4-101013-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/32049331

Fostering professional standards in oral history, and bringing together those interested in oral history Read more
See the National Library collection catalogue


Our August 2017 Newsletter is now available here and on our Newsletter page.

Maori Oral Historians and Wananga PhD Graduates

Inaugural Conference 24-25 October 2017
Venue:Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi; 13 Domain Road, Whakatane 3120
PDF poster here. Word doc here.


New Zealand Oral History Awards 2017

Recipients: http://www.mch.govt.nz/funding-nz-culture/ministry-grants-awards/new-zealand-oral-history-awards

Read the Article http://www.mch.govt.nz/oral-history-awards-tell-our-stories

  • Judith Aitken – Women in a disabling world, $3,500.00
  • Golden Bay Museum Society – Golden Bay Women in Farming, $3,000.00
  • Linda Hepburn – South Island Rowing – A History, $10,000.00
  • Ruth Greenaway, Mahajabeen Padamsee & Peter Buchanan – The research legacy of women Mycologists in Aotearoa / New Zealand, $7,000.00
  •  Economic and Social Research Aotearoa – Hidden histories: Voices from a network of Autonomous : peoples’ organisations originating from the Auckland Unemployed Workers’ Rights Centre 1983 – 1999, $9,000.00
  • Lena Fransham – Talking About Otito Reserve : What the Community Knew, $2,300.00
  • Dr Grace Maia Millar – The Wellington Clerical Workers Union Oral History Project, $4,800.00
  • Te Au Mārie 1769 Sestercentennial Charitable Trust – Mapping our Stories Oral History Project,  $6,300.00
  • Aaron Fox – Children of the Revolution: Communist Childhoods in New Zealand, $6,300.00
  • Renee Liang – A Place to Stand: Intergenerational Oral Histories of Croatians based in West Auckland, $4,800.00
  • Prue Langbein – Seven by Twelve – Voices of New Zealand Children, $6,750.00
  • Ross Webb – Drawing the line on Union Influence’: The Meat Workers Union and the Talleys / AFFco,  $6,000.00
  • Dr Nadia Gush – Out and About: Lesbian Social Life in the 1980s, $5,250.00
  • Joanna Petrie – Korero mai e te Whare. Ask that Whare, $6,375.00
  • Robyn Tauroa – Sailors Seeking Cultural Refuge,  $5,000.00
  • Melissa Matutina Williams & Whina Te Whiu – He Puna Maumahara no Te Unga Waka Marae: an enduring source of stories, 1966 – 2016, $10,000.

Oral History in the History of Computing

NOHANZ member Janet Toland, School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington attended Command Lines: Software, Power and Performance, at the Computer History Museum in California in March. She reports on a panel discussion about the use of oral history in the wider history of computing. ..more..

NOHANZ congratulates Taina Tangaere-McGregor
Taina was recently named as a Kiwibank Local Hero 2017 ..more..

UPCOMING EVENTS & Calendar

Alexander Turnbull Library Outreach Services offer workshops for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects.

Workshops Palmerston North

Essentials of oral history research
This is a two day course
Day 1 Introduction to oral history 9 September 2017
Day 2 Recording seriously 7 October 2017 ..more..

International Meetings:

Oral History Australia Biennial National Conference 2017
Moving memories: oral history in a global world
Venue: SMC Conferene and Function Centre, Sydney Australia
Date: 13 – 16 September 2017
Website:  https://dcconferences.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/ohac17/cs
Important Dates:
Early Bird Registration closes: 30 June 2017
Contact: Conference Secretariat: DC Conferences, 02 9954 4400 or ohac2017@dcconferences.com.au


Call for papers: Twelfth European Social Science History conference, Belfast, 4-7 April 2018, Oral history and life stories networks

The International Institute of Social History will organize the Twelfth European Social Science History conference in Belfast, 4-7 April 2018 at Queens University.
Oral History and Life Stories Network’s call for papers:
TIME IN ORAL HISTORY AND LIFE STORIES
The Oral History and Life Stories Network brings together oral historians and life stories practitioners who use oral histories to explore memory, narrative and history.

The call for papers for the 2018 IOHA congress “Memory and Narration”, Jyväskylä, Finland is now open!


We have reprinted the popular Māori and Oral History: A Collection.

 Edited by Alison Laurie and Rachel Selby, the book comprises a selection of papers previously published in Oral history in New Zealand between 1989 and 2003. It includes articles by Monty Soutar, Te Ahukaramu C. Royal, Parekawhia McLean, Mere Whaanga, Hirini Moko Mead, Wheturangi Walsh-Tapiata, Cushla Parekowhai, Mita Carter, Joe Pere, Danny Keenan, Mervyn McLean, Rachael Selby, Alison Laurie, Heeni Colllins, Verna Tuteo et al., Angela Ballara and Pip Desmond.

Copies are available for $25, to secure your copy please email infonohanz@oralhistory.org.nz or phone Taina McGregor: DDI 04 462 3976 Taina.McGregor@dia.govt.nz

Alexander Turnbull Library Oral History training

For expressions of interest in possible courses, please contact… atloutreach@dia.govt.nz


Comments on the Boston College case

The Oral History Society (UK) has issued a statement on the Boston College Belfast Project: more…
The USA Oral History Association has issued a statement: here…
The Oral History Network of Ireland statement:
An online discussion here


NOHANZ is always improving oralhistory.org.nz

Comments, complaints, criticisms, and commendations regarding what you find here are welcome.

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10 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Neil Curgenven says:

    Hi,
    Neil Curgenven, secretary NZ History Federation, we have just completed our AGM at which it was proposed to add the Maori interpretation “Te Kotahitanga o nga Hitori o Aotearoa” – over a and I missing.
    Discussion over Aotearoa eventuated, I see you do not have it
    Could you please help my research by advising how you proceeded in getting yours
    Regards

  2. Leigh Petrie says:

    Hello. Do you know of any ways of studying oral history as a distance or online course? I live in the South Island so attending courses or lectures in Wellington or Auckland is difficult with a teenage family.
    Thank you for your assistance.
    Leigh Petrie

  3. Lorrraine Vink says:

    Hello

    Could you tell me if there are any course’s available in the upper North Island.
    I am not able to travel to Wellington or Christchurch.

    I live in Tauranga and on a pension. Oral History’s has been a passion of mine for many years and I have done them how I thought how they would be done. I would appreciate being able to do them more professionally.

    Kind regards

    Lorraine Vink

    1. Sue Berman says:

      Hi Lorraine –

      Auckland Libraries will be providing an Oral History for beginners workshop as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival. This will be at the Central City Library on Lorne Street in the City.

      Details of the program can be found here – still waiting on release – http://www.heritagefestival.co.nz
      The workshop will be on Friday 7 October. You can email me with your expression of interest. Sue.Berman@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

  4. Megan Hutching says:

    Hi Neil
    I remember when the NOHANZ committee was discussing a Maori name for the organisation in the 1990s, and we consulted with ?? (I’ve forgotten her name, alas) who was then based at the National Library and who was a respected native speaker of te reo and translator. Her advice was that ‘o te motu’ – of the islands – was a better phrase to use than ‘Aotearoa’, which not all iwi and hapu use to talk about New Zealand.

    Megan Hutching

  5. Lynette Shum says:

    Hi Neil,

    Taina Tangaere McGregor, who worked at the Alexander Turnbull Library (and still is), was on the NOHANZ Executive at the time, and who is a native speaker, says ‘o te motu’ came naturally to her. It means ‘of this place’ (ie NZ) and was the same but a more creative way of saying Aotearoa. It was discussed with the Maori Language Commission. Another Maori colleague has agreed that not all use Aotearoa.

    Lynette

  6. Meg Hills says:

    Greetings from Melbourne where I, a Kiwi, am participating in a Historians & Archivists Conference run by my Order. the Srs of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. We have just had excellent input abt Oral History and I am delighted to now find yr website & discover we have a rich forum/ network/resource in ANZ.
    I write to enquire if there is a forum within Oral History pertaining to Religious Orders in ANZ?
    Meg Hills rsj

  7. Jess Marinaccio says:

    Apologies for bothering you. I am a PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington. The Turnbull Library has agreed to appraise some oral histories I will be conducting for archiving and gave me your organization’s “Recording Agreement.” In the explanatory notes, it says that if we would like to add a logo or project name to the header, we should contact you. If I would like to add my project title and the Vic logo to the header of the form would that be acceptable and how exactly should I go about doing it (i.e., should I alter the form myself in Adobe or should I handle the matter in some other way)? Thanks so much for your time and patience.

  8. Elisapeci Samanunu says:

    Kia ora,

    Just wondering if anyone can show me or send me the link to Digital Copy of Abstracting Template.

    Nga mihi,
    Elisapeci

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