The Warrnambool RSL Sub-Branch Inc has been selected to participate in the Andrews Labor Government’s War Heritage Oral History Training Program.
The Program will provide the Warrnambool RSL Sub-Branch Inc and wider Warrnambool community new ways to preserve and learn about local war history.
It’s also a chance for the Warrnambool RSL Sub-Branch Inc to record the oral histories of veterans and to document and preserve their unique personal recollections and experiences.
Training provided to successful ex-service organisations will cover all aspects of recording and exhibiting oral histories including:
- Content (research, interview techniques, transcript and active listening)
- Ethics (ownership, copyright, permissions required to interview, record and publish documentation)
- Technical (how to use professional recording equipment effectively, preservation and storage)
The War History Oral Training Program is a key component of the Labor Government’s War History and Heritage Strategy, which is being delivered by Museums Australia.
The Program offers targeted, theoretical and practical oral history training, helping participants conduct, record and preserve oral histories from the community.
Local secondary students with an interest in museums, history, communications and cultural heritage have a unique opportunity to express interest in a Workplace Learning program as either a Curator or Oral Historian.
For more information on the Program and for students to express interest in taking part please visit: veterans.vic.gov.au/workplace-learning-program
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“The War Heritage Oral History Program will help us preserve and protect the stories of the service and sacrifice of local veterans for many years to come.”
“It’s a chance for local students to get valuable workplace training and experience that they can use for the rest of their lives.”