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Voices from our time

Monash University’s Professor Alistair Thomson envisages instances in the distant future when historians studying our time will immerse themselves in a unique collection of recorded interviews with Australians born between 1930 and 1989. He pictures the intervening years dropping away as each participant tells a life story – about their origins, the people they loved and lost, their faith and the events that changed their world. Professor Thomson leads the Australian Generations Oral History Project, a snapshot of Australian society that will culminate in 300 interviews being archived at the National Library of Australia. The project comprises 50 participants born in each decade from the 1930s to the 1980s. Unlike oral history projects structured around a set subject or questions, it gives interviewees the freedom to weave their own narrative

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Voices from our time