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.

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  • The fifth radio program using interviews recorded as part of the Australian Generations Oral History Project aired on Hindsight on ABC Radio National on Sunday 13 July ... Read more
  • 30 – 31 October 2014, Melbourne The Australian Generations Conference will feature a select group of academic historians and industry partners who form the Australian Generations ... Read more