Welcome to the Australian Generations Oral History Project

  • This is the first major national project to investigate intergenerational dynamics and the impact of dramatic social, technological and environmental changes on the experiences and attitudes of succeeding Australian Generations

    The national scope of our project will advance understanding of the diversity of Australian historical experience within groups and over time. We propose an original and significant historical interrogation of assumptions about Australian Generations.

    We will question and complicate the commonly accepted Australian generational ascriptions of Builders (born c. 1925-46), Baby Boomers (c. 1947-64), Generation X (c. 1965-79) and Generation Y (c. 1980-94) (McCrindle 2009), and explore questions neglected in survey research about the interactions and overlaps between generations, and the ways in which class, gender, ethnicity, race and region inflect with and cut across age and generation.


     We are currently seeking people from non-English speaking backgrounds, school-leavers and post-war migrants.

    Click on the orange headphones on the right of your screen to register your interest in participating in Australia’s largest oral history digital time capsule!


    Listen to our interviews

    Find out more about the project

    Read about the project in the UK’s Oral History Journal

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