Mother’s Turn


The third radio program using interviews recorded as part of the Australian Generations Oral History Project will air on Hindsight on ABC Radio National on Sunday 11 May 2014.

In this program, memory meets imagination to reflect on the changing nature of motherhood in Australia over the past sixty years.

Alongside personal recollections, we also hear how a selection of Australian poets have given voice to their ideas about motherhood.


  • Australian Generations Conference

    30 – 31 October 2014, Melbourne

    The Australian Generations: Researching 20th Century Lives and Memories featured academic historians and industry partners who form the Australian Generations Oral History Project’s research team.

  • Going Away to School

    Going away to school has been part of the education of a wide range of people in Australia. This program draws on the memories of eight people born between the 1920s and the 1980s, all of whom spent part of their schooling away from home.

  • Significance and Innovation

    Generations and Australian History.
    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.