Fifteen excellent reasons to use oral history – part 2

In my previous post, I presented five reasons to record and use oral history. Here are the next five reasons. Oral history is an excellent way to: 6. Learn about old processes The way we do many, if not most, Read More …

Top 5 posts for 2018 on Listening to the Past

The top five posts for 2018 are revealed. Read More …

The ghosts of Belconnen

Some places are more likely than others to elicit ghostly experiences.  The former Belconnen Naval Transmitting Station, or Bels, in Canberra was one such place. Bels was the most powerful radio transmitting station in the southern hemisphere.  It operated 24 Read More …

The magic of an outdoor cinema

Watching films under the stars is a special experience.  Some people may remember watching films in one of the many drive-in cinemas that used to exist in city and country towns across Australia. The first drive-in cinema in Australia opened Read More …

Father Christmas always arrives in a helicopter

You may not be familiar with the tradition of Father Christmas arriving in a helicopter – unless you lived in Woomera. Woomera was established in 1947 as a rocket range in northern South Australia to test missiles and research rockets.  Read More …

A magic aircraft

For most of us who are not pilots, it is difficult to imagine what it must be like to fly a new aircraft for the first time, on your own. Robert Treloar was a junior flying officer at RAAF Williamtown, Read More …