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

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

An appropriate oral history project in Wellington may be eligible for funding from the Armstrong & Arthur Trust.

The Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians Applications for the first round of 2015 funding grants close on 31 January 2015 The Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians was established in 2001 by the late Bea Arthur for the benefit of lesbian community groups in the Wellington region. The Trust is named to recognise and remember the 57 year relationship of Bea and her partner the late Bette Armstrong. The Trustees invite applications for funding assistance, as grants, for projects and activities that will benefit all or part of the lesbian communities in the Wellington region.

Activities the Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust funds are:
Education, research and social development Lesbian individuals and lesbian community groups that benefit the lesbian community such as help-lines, library facilities, radio programmes, art exhibitions and theatre productions and other cultural activities intended to further community development The provision of other services such as rehabilitation and health activities The Wellington Region is defined as the Lower North Island South of the Manawatu Gorge.

The next round of grants closes 31 January 2015. Application forms and guidelines for applications are available from:
The Secretary
The Armstrong and Arthur Trust
PO Box 199
Waikanae 5250

The NOHANZ Biennial General Meeting / Workshops and Conference 2014

On the weekend 20 / 21 September 2014 we ran "The Gift of Memory" Conference in conjunction with our Biennial General Meeting and the Friday Oral History Workshops.

The busy weekend of 20,21 September 2014 "The Gift of Memory" is itself now a fond memory.
Conference flyer
Workshops Friday 19 September 2014
Workshop Programme as docx
Workshop Programme as pdf

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

Seeking personal histories of women of the First World War

Jane Tolerton is working on a book about the women doctors, nurses, volunteers and writers who played a role in the war overseas.
Jane is the author of the best-selling book An Awfully Big Adventure: New Zealand World War One veterans tell their stories. The book is largely based on oral histories that are now available at the Alexander Turnbull Library, as the World War I Oral History Archive. She also wrote the New Zealand Book Award-winning Ettie, a biography of safe sex campaigner Ettie Rout.

If you have diaries, letters, memoirs, and photographs of these women please contact her jtolerton@gmail.com as she wants to produce a book that is full of personal stories and first-person accounts. It will be a female companion volume to An Awfully Big Adventure. Similarly, it will tell the story of the war chronologically through the eyes of New Zealand participants.

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

The New Zealand Oral History Awards

The recipients of the 2013 New Zealand Oral History Awards have been announced here

Workshops Wellington

Oral history workshops have finished for 2014 and more are planned for next year. For more information, please email atloutreach@dia.govt.nz

National Meetings

Nelson Regional Oral History Meeting

13 March 2015 12.30pm at the Nelson Provincial Museum’s Research Facility in Stoke
RSVP Helen Pannett Helen.Pannett@museumnp.org.nz 03 5478543

Oral History News - Upcoming overseas

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.