The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with Museums Australia to give ex-service organisations new opportunities to preserve Australia’s wartime legacy.
A new War Heritage Oral History Training Program is the latest initiative aimed at helping communities tell the remarkable tales of our veterans, so that future generations never forget their significant military contributions.
It will give local organisations the skills and knowledge to document our veterans’ extraordinary bravery, with comprehensive training including:
- Research and interview techniques
- The ethics of recording oral histories, including copyright law and how to go about securing interviews
- How to use professional recording equipment.
It’s a key initiative of the Labor Government’s $1 million Veterans Heritage and History Strategy, released earlier this year.
It’s our way of ensuring local organisations can safely preserve the treasured objects that mean so much to so many Victorians.
Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Veterans Philip Dalidakis
“We have a proud wartime legacy of Victorians serving and sacrificing in both wartime and conflicts across the ages.”
“The impact on communities must not be forgotten and this is a new opportunity to bring those remarkable stories to life.”
“There are treasured tales waiting to be told all over Victoria. We’re helping local communities relive the remarkable contributions our veterans made.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020