Welcome to the NOHANZ Website

National Oral History Association of New Zealand
Te Kete Kōrero-a-Waha o Te Motu

Fostering professional standards in oral history, and bringing together those interested in oral history

Kia ora

New Zealand Oral History Awards application deadline soon
The New Zealand Oral History Awards provide financial help for the recording of interviews relating to the history of New Zealand/Aotearoa and its close connections with the Pacific.
Projects submitted for consideration should contribute significantly to our understanding of New Zealand’s past and its people.
Applications for the 2015 round of NZOH Awards will be accepted up to midnight on Thursday 30 April 2015

Oral history workshops - Wellington

The Essentials of Oral History Research
A two day course

Day One: Introduction to Oral History
Saturday 9 May 2015 8.45am-4.30pm

Day Two: Recording Seriously
Saturday 6 June 2015 8.45am-4.30pm

Abstracting Oral History
Saturday and Sunday 4 & 5 July 2015 8.45am-1pm

Wellington workshops are taught by Judith Fyfe, lawyer and oral historian, and Lynette Shum, Oral History Adviser, and are held at the National Library of New Zealand. All equipment is provided and all participants receive comprehensive guides and resources

For more information including funding or other workshops, email atloutreach@dia.govt.nz or phone 04 462 3935

Oral history workshops - Masterton 2015

The Essentials of Oral History Research
This is a two day course. It will be tutored by Hugo Manson, broadcaster and oral historian, and Lynette Shum, Oral History Adviser, Alexander Turnbull Library.

Day One: Introduction to Oral History

Saturday 23 May 2015 8.45am-4.30pm


Day Two: Recording Seriously

Saturday 27 June 2015 8.45am-4.30pm


Fee: $150 (110*) for both days
* concession for Wairarapa residents who are students, gold card or community service holders.
Limit: 12 participants

For enrolment and payment details, please apply to
Mena Antonio
Regional Advisor & Coordinator
Toi Wairarapa
T: (06) 929 0984 F: (06) 377 1378
PO Box 431
340 Queen Street
Masterton 5840

NOHANZ has released the following revised and new documents for use by oral historians:

  1. Recording Agreement Form version 2, September 2014 (replaces version 1a)
  2. Oral History Recording Agreement Explanatory Notes for interviewers version 2, September 2014 (replaces version 1b)
  3. Frequently Asked Questions About Completing the Recording Agreement Form (new)
  4. Selecting a Repository

Coming soon: Managing Copyright in Oral History

Or see the resources page

The New Zealand Oral History Awards

The recipients of the 2014 New Zealand Oral History Awards have been announced here

Comments on the Boston 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

Alexander Turnbull Library oral history workshops

More workshops will be scheduled for later in the year. Please contact ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz for more information

Workshops Wellington

For information about oral history workshops for 2015 in Wellington and elsewhere, please email atloutreach@dia.govt.nz

Oral History News - Upcoming overseas

Educational Opportunity

Giving Voice: Interpreting and Preserving Oral Histories

Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Hosted and co-sponsored by: Atlanta History Center

More information about this program and online registration is available at http://www.ccaha.org

OHA (Australia) Conference 9-12 September 2015, Perth, Western Australia
Fast Forward: Oral History in a Time of Change oralhistoryaustralia.org.au/page/conferences.html

Call for Papers

OHA 2015 Call for Papers, Florida, USA

The OHA will meet in Tampa, Florida from October 14-18 at the Marriott Tampa Waterside near historic Ybor City and St. Petersburg. The conference hotel is minutes away from world-renowned beaches, art galleries, street cars, and walking tours of one of the most storied factory complexes in the Americas.
The goal is to: "uncover links between political and cultural change to inspire civic engagement."
The deadline for submitting paper and panel proposals for the Oral History Association's 2015 annual meeting is January 12, 2015.
A link to the panel submission site is http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/oha/oha15/

Oral History & Education
Waterloo, Canada
more here
Or download the documents

NOHANZ is modifying oralhistory.org.nz

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