National Oral History Association of New Zealand Hui

National Oral History Association of New Zealand
Te Kete Kōrero-a-Waha o Te Motu

Tamaki Makaurau Hui  Auckland Regional Meeting

Saturday 22nd April 10am – 2pm   ALL WELCOME

                       South Auckland Research Centre

                          Tuia Te Ao Mārama

                          Zhongshan Clan

                          Members’ Sound Excerpts

The South Auckland Research Centre collects material from across a large multicultural area. South Auckland has a rich and deep history. Sharon Smith, research Librarian at the SARC curated, from the Footprints Collection, the exhibition Peace, prayer, and reflection in South Auckland; portraits of people & buildings connected with spiritual life and worship in South Auckland. She will speak about the research centre, the types of resources held, how to access them and she’ll summarise the oral history collection.

Tuia Te Ao Mārama – oral history of Māori mental health nurses – had its beginnings at a 2010 conference. One of the objectives of the project was to develop a resource that would ensure the history, knowledge and experiences of Māori mental health nurses who practised between 1950 and 1990, is preserved for future generations. Tio Sewell and Hineroa Hakiaha will present an outline of the project from the its beginnings through training, equipment, recording (the value of insider interviewers); use of the material: film, audio and writing, through to the website and beyond.  Check out the website and click onto one or two videos so you are familiar with the project before our hui.

Lily Lee, educator and author, worked in the Ministry of Education for 16 years. Agent of change, she was among leaders who brought Marae and Tikanga Maori into mainstream secondary schools.  Interviewed in two oral history projects, she has been on both sides of the microphone. Co-author of Sons of the Soil, Chinese Market Gardeners in New Zealand, Lily is currently writing about the lives of Zhongshan people who live in Aotearoa/NZ. She’ll speak about the book and how she uses oral recordings in her work.

Members’ Sound Excerpts: Please bring short sound clips on a USB stick from your own interviews. It’s enriching for us, and rewarding for you, to have an audience, and to receive feedback. Also, the exhibition From Guangdong to Aotearoa; photographs, sound clips and written excerpts originating from oral histories, is touring Auckland Libraries. It can be viewed at the Manukau City Library till April 24th

Meeting Venue: SARC  Manukau Library Te Paerangi  3 Osterly Way  Manukau City Centre

Lunch: Please bring a food contribution for our shared lunch

We are providing morning tea at 10am so please RSVP: Sue Gee  Landline 09 8128 409 Mobile 0274 783 086

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