Oral History Audio Books – Broome

Audio books are one of the best remedies for boredom on long Kimberley car trips. They're a way to engage the mind without getting distracted from the road, a way to imaginatively travel around the state, the country and the world from your own car. But for people who prefer to be fully present in the landscape that they're living in, or travelling through, sometimes audio books from faraway places aren't ideal. Broome Public Library has been gathering and recording oral histories from Broome and the Peninsula, eleven of which are currently available as audio books. Oral historian Elaine Rabbitt says all the stories are gripping, but what's even more impressive, is the willingness of local people to share them. For full story including a radio interview with Elaine, click here.