Oral history program
Collection highlight: Natasha Pincus Oral history
Natasha Pincus discusses her rise to world prominence following her work on the ARIA award-winning video for Gotye’s, 'Somebody That I Used To Know’. Read more »
Leading screenwriters talk about writing Australian drama.
Watch interviews with graduating performers and filmmakers.
Capturing voices from the golden years of commercial radio.
Recording stories and voices from 30 years of Indigenous media.
Watch interviews with prominent Australian filmmakers on ASO.
Extraordinary Australians talk about their lives.
About the Oral History Collection
The Oral History program provides personal, first-hand recollections of careers in film, TV, radio or recorded sound that may be otherwise completely lost to future generations. These are contemporary oral history interviews with key professionals, practitioners, established and emerging artists in the Australian audiovisual industry.
Listen to selected oral history interviews
Nominate a potential interviewee
If you know of someone who has told you a story (or two!) about working in film, TV, radio or recorded sound, or would like more information, please telephone +61 2 8202 0130 or email Bronwyn.Murphy@nfsa.gov.au.
Donate an interview and other material
If you have already recorded an oral history interview with someone from the screen and sound industries and you would like to have your work considered for adding to the collection, please telephone +61 2 8202 0130 or email Bronwyn.Murphy@nfsa.gov.au.
Interviewees may also donate to the NFSA films and sound recordings in various formats, and documentation items such as photographs, posters, scrapbooks, and scripts, which relate to the film, television, radio and sound recording industries.
The Film and Broadcast Industries Oral History Group
Founded in 1991, the FBIOHG is a Sydney-based organisation of industry professionals who generously volunteer their time to support and advise the NFSA. Members conduct interviews for the Oral History Program, recommend interview subjects, and help establish or maintain relationships with potential interviewees and other interviewers.
Right: Members of the Film and Broadcast Industries Oral History Group.