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Our collection of over 500 oral history recordings from across Australia, documents camp life from the 1930s to the 1960s, gay liberation activism and law reform, and extends to the present day. In addition to interviews recorded by our volunteers, we have received donations of several important collections.

Access restrictions exist on many of our oral history recordings, depending on the wishes of interviewees, so we have more oral histories than you see in the list. If you have a subject of interest that you don’t see listed, please contact us – we may be able to help.

Oral histories catalogue list (pdf)

Logo for the Leather Women's Oral History Project - KL Joy (designer), 2017
Leather Women’s Oral History Project 2017-2019
‘Interview with Barb, Camberwell, 1-4-93’ [audio cassette], Lucy Chesser
Lucy Chesser Collection 1993
Serving in silence? : Australian LGBT servicemen and women / Noah Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett (Sydney, NSW : New South Books, 2018)
Serving in Silence Collection 2017-2018
The fall upward : spirituality in the lives of lesbian women and gay men – Dino Hodge (Nightcliff, NT : Little Gem Publications, 1996)
Dino Hodge Collection 1995-1996
John Lee at Gay Pride Week March, Victoria Square, Adelaide, 15 September 1973 (Photo: unidentified photographer), Jill Julius Matthews Collection
John Lee Collection 1978-1980