Monday, 23 May 2016

Oral History Workshop

Harry and Priscilla Holt, early settlers of Otautau.
Just one couple among many for whom we wish we had oral histories.
The Southland Oral History Project is once again offering interviewer training and the chance to preserve the life stories of Southland's people.

This can be a very rewarding volunteer job because you get to witness, and provide the vehicle for, the transmission and preservation of someone's personal memories, thoughts and views. In sum, you will be capturing a unique part of Southland's history, never before recorded but a treasure for generations to come.

The workshop takes place over two days, the first of which is Sunday, 29 May. The second day is Sunday, 3 July. Both training days will be from 10am to 4pm at the Invercargill Library.

If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Amundsen, the project co-ordinator, at the Invercargill City Library, ph 2111 444 extension 7777 on Tues 9am-1pm or Thur 12-3pm, or email

Note: We're open Sundays, 2pm-4pm and by request.

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