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Oral Histories

Over the years, the Society has conducted a new number oral history interviews.  In the early years, these were conducted using cassette tapes and in more recent times, we have been slowly digitising these recordings.

In 2016, the Society conducted an oral history project, Bayside Stories.  This project has now wound up but we continue to collect oral histories from anyone willing to participate.

If you would like to share your memories of Wynnum/Manly/Lota whether it be from yesterday or from long ago, please email or phone our Librarian, Jill Greenhill on phone 3393 3208 who will coordinate with a volunteer and arrange a convenient time to meet with you to discuss.

If you are interested in being part of the oral history team to conduct interviews with interested people, please let us know.  We are also keen to hear from anyone who is interested in transcribing the interviews.

Oral Histories: Text


Below are some stories collected over the years.  More will be added.

August 2022

July 2023

June 2023

May 2023

April 2023

March 2023

February 2023

Bustling Wynnum by Fay Smith (2016)

Cracker night by Ian Wheeler (2017)

Ian’s Tip Top story by Ian Wheeler (2016)

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