Central Otago Heritage Trust’s Oral History Project collects memories and personal commentaries to preserve and celebrate Central Otago’s rich heritage.
Our volunteer-based project has been collecting interviews since 2019. More than 30 volunteers have completed the two-day training workshops on using internationally recognised standards and best practice to undertake the recording and abstraction of oral histories.
The project is managed by Carolyn Squires who is based at the Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, in Alexandra. Carolyn is available each Thursday and welcomes visitors to pop in to discuss any questions they may have in relation to the collection, potential oral history interviews or if they would like to join the project as a volunteer. For more information on the Central Otago Oral History Project, please contact Carolyn Squires.
We now a range of interviews covering a diverse range of themes and topics that you are welcome to listen to. Click on the button below to view the catalogue.