Oral history

Auckland Libraries holds substantial regional collections of oral history recordings.

Residents have been helping record the history of Auckland for a number of years. Their stories are held in the following oral history archives:

In some cases, access restrictions may apply. Transcripts for interviews may be available.


Recording your oral history

The South Auckland Research Centre has oral history recording material available for loan to Auckland Libraries members and to heritage organisations. Recordings must be undertaken according to the NOHANZ (National History Association of New Zealand) code of ethical and technical practice, and copies deposited with the Research Centre. Contact the South Auckland Research Centre for details.

The J.T. Diamond Reading Room has oral history equipment available for loan. Staff offer support and assistance for Auckland Libraries members who wish to record West Auckland stories. All enquiries in the first instance should be made to the Local History Librarian or any Local History staff in the J.T. Diamond Reading Room, Waitakere Central Library, phone 09 839 2260.

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