About our awards
Oral History Australia (OHA) offers three awards to recognise and encourage achievement in the field of oral history.
Each of the three awards are timed to coincide with the OHA Biennial Conference.
The Hazel de Berg Award, which was first issued in 2006, recognises a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of oral history over a considerable period of time.
The OHA Book Award and OHA Media Award were introduced in 2019 with the inaugural recipients announced in early 2020.
The next round of awards will coincide with the 2021 OHA Biennial Conference in Launceston, Tasmania.
Latest award recipients – 2019
Hazel de Berg Award for Excellence in Oral History
In recognition of an outstanding contribution to oral history including her work as Curator of Oral History at the State Library of New Soyuth Wales and as a former national president of Oral History Australia and Oral History NSW.
OHA Book Award
Black Saturday: Not the end of the story
Author: Peg Fraser
Publisher: Monash University Publishing, 2018, Web address: https://publishing.monash.edu/books/bs-9781925523683.html
OHA Media Award – Joint winners
A City Responds to Crisis: Volunteers and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Sydney 1980s-1990s
- Curators: Anisa Puri and Shirleene Robinson
- Output: Digital Exhibition, Date of Production: January 2019, Web address: https://acityrespondstocrisis.com/
The Making of Mardi Gras
- Co-producers: Catherine Freyne and Scott McKinnon
- Sound engineer: Mark Don
- The Making of Mardi Gras 1979-1981. ABC Radio National: The History Listen Program (Broadcast 19 June 2018). https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-history-listen/mardi-gras-1/9860340
- Mardi Gras Supernova 2002-2003. ABC Radio National: The History Listen Program (Broadcast 24 June 2018). https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-history-listen/mardi-gras-2/9887374