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Funding oral history

Funding oral history

Members of the Australian Sesquicentennial Gift Trust, including Chief Historian Jock Phillips (left), Tamati Reedy (second from left), chair Judith Binney (third from right), Judith Fyfe (second from right) and Ata Malifa (right) meet with the Australian High Commissioner (third from left) in 1990. That year the Australian government gave a sesquicentennial gift to New Zealand of $1 million to support oral history. It was used to establish the Awards in Oral History scheme, which was administered by the Historical Branch and subsequently the History Group. The awards encouraged and supported a range of oral history projects each year.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Public history - Government publications, 1980s–2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 22 Oct 2014