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Oral History Western Australia (OHWA) is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit body which offers a range of services to its members including events, training opportunities and equipment hire.

The organisation is a state member of Oral History Australia (OHA) and is dedicated to promoting the ethical practice of oral history, a research methodology widely used in academia, professional historian services, communities and the media.

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june 2024

09jun10:15 amOral History Training1-Day Workshop

july 2024

01julAll Day0443rd AHA ConferenceHome Truths

october 2024

30octAll Day02novOHA (United States) Annual MeetingOral History: Bridging Past, Present and Future

november 2024

30octAll Day02novOHA (United States) Annual MeetingOral History: Bridging Past, Present and Future

15novAll Day17NOHANZ Conference 2024Working Together

21novAll Day24OHA Biennial Conference 2024The Power of Oral History—Risks, Rewards & Possibilities

september 2025

16sepAll Day19IOHA Conference 2024Re-Thinking Oral History

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Western Australias oral history collections give us rich insights into our shared past, but sometimes those histories are difficult and confronting. Reconciliation Week reminds us that its important to share the difficult part of our past as well as the good parts so we can learn to walk together. This is the story of Myrtle Brennan, whose life story recording is held by the State Library of Western Australia. Born in Darlow, near Leonora, Myrtle was a young girl when she and her mother were sent to Moore River Settlement against their will.

Western Australia's oral history collections give us rich insights into our shared past, but sometimes those histories are difficult and confronting. Reconciliation Week reminds us that it's important to share the difficult part of our past as well as the good parts so we can learn to walk together. This is the story of Myrtle Brennan, whose life story recording is heState Library of Western Australia Australia. Born in Darlow, near Leonora, Myrtle was a young girl when she and her mother were sent to Moore River Settlement against their will. ... See MoreSee Less

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