Sydney Oral History Collection

Welcome to the City of Sydney’s Oral History Collection, curated by the City of Sydney’s History Unit. The collection showcases the voices of Sydney people past and present. In these interviews Sydney people talk about their history, their neighbourhoods, their beliefs, their work, their businesses, their relationship with the natural world, and their myriad experiences of daily life in this city. See this website here.

Call for Australian Indigenous stories (Sydney)

The city of Sydney is seeking former and current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service men and women to share their stories of war and peace for a special oral history project. Aboriginal artist and curator Fabri Blacklock will select up to 20 stories to take pride of place on the city's new oral history website with audio recordings, transcripts and photographs. For full story click here.

Sydney Oral Histories

"It's a new, rich resource about the story of Sydney and it's one that anyone in the entire world can access," says City of Sydney oral historian, Margo Beasley, who has curated the new audio library and website. She says the ever-growing database is "about the lived experience of the past rather than the academic historical interpretation of the past," putting ordinary lives and everyday matters centre stage.  For full story click here.