The Geraldton Regional Library holds a comprehensive collection of over 350 Oral History interviews featuring local residents.
Many recordings are in CD format and are available for loan from the Library. Some digital Oral Histories are available for download through Overdrive. The Library also holds transcripts and some cassette tapes, which may be listened to at the Library.
Oral History recordings can be searched for through the Library Catalogue.
Oral History Mornings are a great social outing held monthly at the Geraldton Regional Library. Sessions are generally held on the third Wednesday of the month, between February and November. They run from 10.00-11.30am and morning tea is provided. No bookings are required. If you would like to receive advance notification of our Oral History Mornings, please ask the friendly staff at the Library to include you on our mailing list.
NEW ITEMS FOR LOAN IN THE ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION
Oral History Compilation : Mining in the Mid West OH 335 MIN This is a compilation of oral histories held in the Geraldton Regional Library on the topic of mining. Interviewees include Valerie Cook, Albert Hannan, Jack Beaver, Eric Whyatt and James Patterson.
Next Oral History Morning: Wednesday 15 May 2013
The next Oral History Morning will be held on Wednesday 15 May 10.00am – 11.30am.
Our special guest will be Mr Horry Curley, a man who has had a very wide variety of jobs. It was in a most unusual occupation that Horry Curley made his mark. Late in life Horry joined the Dept. of Agriculture and became a very successful “dogger”. Working around Meekatharra and Mt Magnet, Horry was featured in the National Geographic magazine. Horry was born in Perenjori in 1928 and attended school at Boogardie, Sandstone and Perth Boys School. This session promises to be very interesting.
Morning tea provided.