About this site

Those of us lucky enough to do oral history interviews quickly learn that ‘ordinary’ people can lead extraordinary lives.  This blog is a tribute to ordinary people and their inspiring, funny and poignant stories.

You will also find articles about undertaking oral history interviews, and using the interviews in imaginative ways to inform, educate and entertain.

About the author

Sally Stephenson has worked professionally as an oral historian, researcher and writer for more than fifteen years.  She has used oral history to produce documentaries, interpretive panels in museums and national parks, heritage walks, and for sound installations in museums.  She has also used oral history interviews to provide information about the living history of places for urban renewal and landscape design projects (for example at Tonsley and Bowden in South Australia).  She has undertaken projects for Australian Federal and State Government departments, local councils, the State Library of South Australia, the South Australian Maritime Museum, local museums and community groups.  You can read about some of these projects under the Project gallery menu. Sally is a member of Oral History Australia.