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Oral History NSW and the Royal Australian Historical Society are running a practical workshop for all interested in recording the experiences of family, friends, local community, history of museum items or any other project incorporating memories of the past. This workshop will be led by Pauline Curby, an experienced oral historian, and Andrew Host, whose 35 years experience as a sound engineer can help researchers get quality recordings that will stand the test of time.

The workshop will also cover:

  • Introduction to oral history and the nature and reliability of memory
  • Preparing and structuring an oral history interview
  • Ethical issues, ownership, copyright and appropriate documentation
  • Choosing and using a digital recorder
  • Processing the interview – preparing a summary log
  • Interview transcription, aided by free downloadable software
  • Saving sound files, storage and preservation

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When: Saturday 11 March 2017, 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Cost: $95 Oral History NSW and RAHS members, $105 General.
Contact: (02) 8094 1239 or

Bookings are essential as places are limited. 

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