Further funding boost for the Oral History Project


The Central Otago Heritage Trust’s two-year Oral History pilot project concluded last month. The project can now begin its next phase of development thanks to a $21,000 grant received from the Central Lakes Trust, approved at their August Board Meeting. Oral History Manager, Carolyn Squires Telling the stories of people in the wider Central Otago region through oral histories has been the focus of the 31-strong volunteer workforce over the last two years in the pilot phase. “Receiving this grant ensures that we can maintain our momentum. The grant will be used to continue training and support for the [...]

Further funding boost for the Oral History Project2021-11-23T11:23:50+13:00

Interviews put oral history on the record


The News, 4 December 2019 Voices of the past will be preserved for the future in a community oral history project. The Central Otago Heritage Trust has been given funding from the Central Lakes Trust and the Otago Community Trust to employ Annette Carter as oral history co-­ordinator. Mrs Carter, a former librarian, is helping a group of about 20 volunteers record the stories of Central Otago people. A focus was on people who had lived in the region for a long time but it was not all about elderly people. For example, a young person might talk about the state [...]

Interviews put oral history on the record2020-11-26T14:06:32+13:00

New perspective to Central history


The News, April 3 2019 A word from Central Otago heritage co-ordinator Alice Spiers The recent establishment of an Oral History Working Group in Central Otago brings a renewed sense of purpose and enthusiasm to the task of recording for posterity the stories, experiences and perspectives of people growing up and working in Central Otago. Oral history is a method of capturing and reflecting personal memories, feelings and recollections of how particular events and everyday life and traditions have affected individuals’ lives. Central Otago Heritage Trust co-ordinator Alice Spiers. PHOTO: PAM JONES For future generations who are curious about “how things [...]

New perspective to Central history2020-11-25T17:58:56+13:00
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