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ORAL HISTORY PROJECTS

2017 NSW Dept of Land & Housing Waterloo History Project of 50 interviews and 10-min. video production. Project Manager: Ann Massey

2016-2017 AVCC/Universities Australia Oral History Project of 29 video interviews and production of a one-hour documentary program on high-definition video of the history of the Australian Vice Chancellors’ Committee and Universities Australia, completed February 2017. Project Managers: Cassandra Webeck and Peter Rodely.

2015: Home Care Services Oral History Project: 29 interviews, a book and a video production on the 72-year history of Home Care Services of NSW. Project Managers: Melissa Simcoe and Hayley Thompson.

2014:  Sydney Trains: ‘End of the Line’ oral history project comprising an 18-minute video production, a 11-000 word Report and 47-mins compilation CD on the history of the Electric Trains Staff system. Project Manager: Craig McPherson.

2014-2015: Woollahra Council Library: Interviews with descendants of World War I veterans who enlisted while living in the Woollahra Council area. Project Manager: Joan Ruthven.

2013: Hume Highway Alumni: oral history project of 20 interviews and Compilation CD for Roads and Maritime Services, NSW Government. Project Manager: Vince Taranto.

2007-2013: Woollahra Council Local History Centre:Women in Woollahra’ oral history project of eight interviews on the lives of well-known women of Woollahra Municipality. Project Managers: Jane Britten and Libby Watters. Downloadable excerpts on website: www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/library/local_history/women_in_woollahra

2012-2013: Australian Generations Oral History Project: Interviewed 29 persons for this project of 300 interviews for this project of 300 interviews in total with Australians born between 1920 and 1990 for Monash University, La Trobe University, National Library of Australia and ABC Radio National. Fifteen interviews completed to date. Project Officers: Kate James & Anisa Puri.

2011-2013: Knox Grammar School: oral history account of the lives and association with the school of Dr Ian Paterson, ‘Dusty’ Ireland, Brooks Wilson, Brian Scott & Grahame Mapp. Project Manager: Jo Tait, Archivist.

2012-2013: Urban Growth NSW: Project of 15 interviews and a 16,000-word Report on the history of the Ingleburn Army Precinct from 1939-2000. Project Managers: Gareth Williams, Wayne Colman.

2012: National Film and Sound Archive: Interview with David Gonski, corporate lawyer, board supremo and arts philanthropist.

2012: Australian Society for History of Engineering Technology: Interview with bridge designers Brian Pearson and Ray Wedgwood on Timber Truss Bridges in NSW. Project Manager: Michael Clarke.

2012: Bjelke-Petersen School of Physical Culture: Three interviews of an oral history project to document the 120-year old history of the school. Project Manager: Jackie Rawlings.

2011-2012: WEA (Workers Educational Association): oral history project of 12 interviews, a Compilation CD and a brochure documenting the life of the organisation for its centenary in 2013. Project Manager: Michael Newton.

2001-2011: The Hills Shire Council:Hills Voices Online’ ongoing oral history project of 89 interviews to date with citizens of The Hills Shire. Winner, ‘Programs, Projects and Partnership’ category, NSW Local Government Cultural Awards, 2008. Project Managers: Noelene Pullen, Matthew Henderson.
www.baulkhamhills.nsw.gov.au/hillsvoices/

2010-2011: Holroyd City Council: Oral History project of ten interviews with citizens of the municipality. Project Managers: Andrew Frost, Stephen Copping.

2009-2010: Roads and Traffic Authority, NSW: ‘Towards a Safer System - Innovations in Road Safety.’ Major oral history project on Road Safety, including 29 interviews, production of a Compilation CD and 66,000-word Report. Project Manager: Vince Taranto.

2009-2010: Leighton Constructions:Design, Construction, Commitment’ - oral history project of 24 interviews on video format, a 50-min video compilation DVD and 30,000-word Report on the duplication of the Hume Highway in Southern NSW. Project Managers: Virginia Gawler and Susan Crick.

2008: Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC Group of companies): Oral history project of 22 interviews with executives and staff to record the history of the organization. Project Manager: Les Douglas.

2008: Larnach/Kennard Families: Oral History Project of 10 interviews with family members. Project Manager: Prue Kennard.

2008: National Film & Sound Archive: oral history interviews with Australian actors and directors. Project Manager: Ken Berryman.

2007-2008: Woollahra Council Local History Centre:Women in Woollahra’ oral history project of seven interviews on the lives of well-known women of Woollahra Municipality. Project Managers: Jane Britten and Libby Watters. Downloadable excerpts on website: www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/library/local_history/women_in_woollahra

2007: Roads and Traffic Authority NSW: oral history project ‘A Vital Link’ on the history of theMurray River crossing between Euston, NSW and Robinvale, Vic.The project consistedof12 interviews, transcripts, 30,000-word publication and Compilation CD. Project Manager: Brian Hanson.
Downloadable excerpts of all RTA oral histories can be accessed on the
RTA’s website: www.rta.nsw.gov.au/environment/heritage/rtaoralhistoryprogram/index.html.

2007: Toadsquare Scribbles: Oral history recording with Frank Hrouda, 88-year old resident of the Czech Republic and Australia since 1950.

2007: Roads and Traffic Authority NSW: ‘Sydney Harbour Bridge – Celebrating 75 Years’ oral history project. Project consists of 159 interviews and Compilation CD. Project Manager: Vince Taranto.

2006: Stowe Australia: - interviews with staff and former employees to celebrate the centenary of the company and document the changes in electrical technology over the past century. Project Manager: David Madson.

2006: Australian Golf Club: Interviews with members, transcripts, production of Compilation CD. Project Manager: Arthur Carr, Captain.

2005-2006 NSW Department of Housing : Millers Point Oral History Project consisting of 50 interviews, tape logs, transcripts and 20,000 word Final Report. Project Manager: Verena Ong.

2005-2006: Roads and Traffic Authority NSW: ‘Remembrance Driveway’ oral history project, consisting of 17 interviews, tape logs and two compilation CDs. Project Manager: Vince Taranto.

2005: Lord Howe Island Board: Oral history project on Lord Howe Island, recording 33 interviews, tape logs and 15,000-word Report. Project Manager: Nick Rigby.

2005-2006: Roads and Traffic Authority NSW: 2-part oral history project ‘Lawrence Hargrave Drive' consisting of 48 interviews, tape logs, 2 Compilation Tapes and Summary Report. Project Manager: Vince Taranto.

2004-2005: Roads and Traffic Authority NSW: oral history project ‘Career Highlights' –ongoing series of interviews of current and former employees of the RTA, Department of Main Roads, Dept of Motor Transport and Traffic Authority. Ten interviews and one Compilation CD completed to end of 2004. Project Manager: Vince Taranto.

2003: Roads and Traffic Authority NSW: oral history project ‘Pavement Recycling and Stabilisation' consisting of 23 interviews, tape logs, 106-min Compilation Tape and 27,500-word Summary Report. Project Manager: Vince Taranto.

2003: Australian Taxation Office: ATO Story' oral history project, consisting of 8 video and audio interviews, tape logs, 15,000-word Summary Report and edited 70-min. Compilation Tape with Michael Carmody, Bruce Jones, Rick Mathews, Michael D'Ascenzo, Ian Phillips, Greg Farr, Tom Magney and Jennie Granger. Project Manager: Lainie Alexander.

2003: Roads and Traffic Authority NSW: oral history project ‘Traffic Management Initiatives', consisting of 37 interviews, tape logs, 140-min Compilation Tape and 30,000-word Summary Report. Project Manager: Stuart Hill

2002: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority: oral history project ‘ White Bay Power Station and Rozelle Marshalling Yards', consisting of 25 interviews, transcripts, 35,000 word Summary Report and 15-min video production (Winner, Energy Australia-National Trust Heritage Awards Best Video Production, Corporate/Government Category, 2003). Project Manager: Garry Silk.

2002: Roads and Traffic Authority NSW: oral history project ‘Developments in Concrete Pavements'. Research, interviews with 10 engineers, photographs, Tape Logs, 76-mins. Compilation CD and 15,000-word Report.   Project Manager: Stuart Hill.

2002: University of NSW: Series of 30 interviews and tape logs for the Faculty of Engineering Oral History Project. Interviews with Heads of Schools, professors, lecturers, academics and alumni students. Project Manager: Virginia Pacino.

1997-2004: Engineers Australia, NSW Division: Series of 25 oral history interviews with eminent engineers. The engineers cover a wide range in civil, mechanical, electrical, acoustic, aeronautical, nuclear, mining and astrophysics fields. Project Manager: Michael Clarke.

2001: Roads and Traffic Authority NSW: oral history project ‘Construction of the Gladesville Bridge', consisting of 15 interviews with engineers, bridge designers and construction personnel. Project included research, interviews, photographs, tape logs, edited Compilation CD and 35,000-word Report.   Project Manager: Stuart Hill

2001: Baulkham Hills Shire Council: Oral history project of 10 interviews and production of a compilation tape on volunteers for the International Year of the Volunteer. Additional interviews with John Barker, Clive Roughley and Len Ward. Project Managers: Brenda Barrett and David Green.

2000: Maitland City Council: Oral history project ‘Inside Maitland Gaol', consisting of 19 interviews, tape logs, photographs, 68 mins. Compilation CD, 14 mins. video production and Summary Report. Project Manager: Clare James.

2000: NSW Department of Public Works and Services: Oral history project ‘Evolution of Construction Policy' consisting of 15 interviews, tape logs and 65-mins. Compilation CD. Project Manager: Kit Meyer.

1999: Roads and Traffic Authority NSW: Oral history project ‘Development of the Pacific Highway and Sydney-Newcastle Freeway', consisting of 18 interviews with engineers, tape logs, photographs, Summary Report and the production of a 96-mins. Compilation CD. Project Manager: Vince Taranto.

1998-1999: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners: Oral history interviews with Dr. Neville Andersen, Dr. Eric Fisher and Dr. Richard Finch. Project Manager: Dr. Eric Fisher.

1998: NSW Department of Public Works and Services: Oral history project of 12 interviews on the history of aspects of Goulburn Correctional Centre. Project Manager: Peter Hay.

1998: John Curtin Centre, Perth: Series of oral history interviews with Sir Lenox Hewitt, John Hughes and Sir Richard Kirby on their association with former Prime Minister John Curtin. Project Manager: Kandy-Jane Henderson.

1994: Transfield Group: Video oral history interview on the life of Carlo Salteri.

 

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