The Broken Hill City Library is running a terrific oral history workshop on the 30th June from 10am to 2pm titled ‘Broken Hill History Alive’.
The workshop is being held at the Civic Centre.
“We’ve all got a story to tell – now is the chance to record it!” the Library says.
The workshop is free to attend. But you need to register. Bookings are limited so log on to Eventbrite Booking, and get your name on the list.
Lunch is provided.
Bring your phone and something to write on and write with.
The Library says about the workshop:
“The day will be useful for people who are new to oral history as well as those with some experience, as we will discuss how to plan and record interviews in the context of this project and how you can donate your oral history to the Outback Archives. The outcome is the formation of a Broken Hill Outback Archive Oral History volunteer group.
The workhop will cover guidelines and best practice for recording oral history interviews, such as preparing for interviews, interview techniques, what equipment to use, what to do with your interview once you have recorded it and how to share your interviews.
The person leading the workshop is Dr Jeanette Thompson, author of The Shakespeare Ladies a collection of the Oral Histories of the Wagga Wagga Shakespeare Club as well as other works of non-fiction. Dr Thompson is a member of Oral History Australia and Tasmanian Fellowship holder for the national OHA conference in 2022.
Jeanette was born and educated in Broken Hill and shares an interest in local history and our local community.”
Register, learn and enjoy.