Western Australia

Practitioners Register

Oral History Western Australia (OHWA) members can apply for inclusion in our Practitioners Register. The register is provided for the information of those interested in engaging an oral history practitioner. OHWA does not, however, endorse individual practitioners.

Please note: OHWA recommends that those who use the register seek appropriate independent, professional advice before relying on or entering into any commitment based on material published here. The information on the register is based on that supplied by the practitioners and is purely for reference purposes.


KOPSEN, Margot

Address16A Maude Street, East Victoria Park WA 6151
Contact0477 005 268
QualificationsAHCILM404 Record and document community history, Goolarri Media Enterprises 2018; Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University 2012.
ExperienceAssisted with Oral History project at City of South Perth, recording and transcribing.
Special InterestLocal, community and family oral history; women’s oral history and LGBTQI+ oral history

Researcher, interviewer and transcriber


AddressPO Box 131, Kalamunda WA 6926
Contact0419 912 127
ExpertiseResearcher, Interviewer and Transcriber
QualificationsBachelor of Social Science (History and Anthropology); First Class Honours (History); PhD (History) 2017; CELTA; Diploma of Project Management; Certificate in Oral History. 
ExperienceOral History collection during PhD; Academic Lecturing; private/memoirs using Oral Histories; Oral History several community projects; Oral History of Perth Observatory and publication of three books, pertaining to the Observatory; Oral History workshop facilitator.
Special InterestMedieval History; contemporary spiritual practices and histories; communities; workplaces; personal memories and histories.

CARGEEG, Leonard (Len)

Address3628 Beacon Bencubbin Road, Bencubbin WA 6477
Contact08 9685 1274
ExpertiseInterviewing and Research
QualificationsDiploma of Building and Construction; Statement of Attainment: Record and Document Community History; Basic Oral History, Doug Ayre, State Library recording oral history
ExperienceInterview for Oral Histories in Mount Marshall’ Wyalkatchem, Kununoppin and Mukinbudin. 
Special InterestFarming, Early Wheatbeat history and Military history


Address38 Boreham Street, Cottesloe WA 6011
Contact0401 525 960
Expertise Interviewing, Researching and Transcribing
QualificationsBA (Hons) Communications and Cultural Studies; Diploma ED (secondary English and Humanities)
ExperienceHad a career in media in the UK (BBC). Worked for the Grove Library producing oral histories since 2014. Currently working at UWA as a researcher and developing a doctoral topic in Geography and Oral History.
Published WorkPublished social Histories for North Cottesloe Primary School, Richmond Wellbeing and Casson Homes.
Special InterestCultural history, mental health, industrial heritage, geography and planning.
ReferencesA full resume with up to date references can be provided upon request.
Rate ChargedResearch, interviewing and transcribing is negotiable.


Address6/235 Stock Road, Palmyra WA 6157
Contact0434 005 644
ExpertiseInterviewing, Researching and Transcribing
QualificationsBA (Hons) History with English, University of South Australia, MRes History (Early Modern Medicine and Women’s Writing), PhD Candidature (current) Memorialisation and Interpretation of the WA Legacies of British Slavery, University of Western Australia.
ExperienceInterviewing and transcription as part of my PhD research, for which I have interviewed museum and heritage employees, artists, researchers and government employees. As an intern at Fremantle Prison I have transcribed interviews with ex-prisoners and prison employees. Whilst employed as a research assistant in Impact, I carried out transcription of interviews with government employees and refugees, and of group refugee ESOL classes. I also carried out oral history interviews with women of various ages regarding their life growing up in the South Wales valleys as a researcher for an independent theatre company.
Special InterestMemory, museums, national identity, incarceration, slavery, forced labour, punishment, history of mental illness, gender and women’s history.

WALLIS, Julia K.

Address27 Shenton Road, Claremont WA 6010
Contact9384 6767
ExpertiseInterviewing, Research, Transcribing
OccupationHistorian (Research, Writing, Oral History Interviewing & Transcribing)
QualificationsPostgraduate Diploma in Applied Heritage Studies, Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Curtin University of Technology (2002).
BA Hons (Major in History), University of Western Australia (2000).
ExperienceOver 13 years’ experience in oral history projects. Over 20 years’ secretarial experience.
ReferencesA full resume with up to date references can be provided upon request.
Rate ChargedAs per OHAA(WA) and PHA(WA) Guidelines (all Rates are negotiable)

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