The Hazel de Berg Award 2017 for Excellence in Oral History – Certificate of Commendation
Dr Karen George’s broad profession embodies all that is moving about working in oral history. She has spent numerous years opening up the voices of those typically disregarded or overlooked by others and has partaken as an oral antiquarian in probably the most vital national activities in Australia.
The ‘Bringing Them Home’ Oral History venture (1999-2002) and the ‘Overlooked Australians and Child Migrants Oral History venture’ (2009-2012). These two tasks underline her solid responsibility after some time to Indigenous individuals and youngsters helpless against manhandle in state foundations.
Granted to Kevin Bradley
This Oral History Australia testament of tribute is granted to Kevin Bradley in acknowledgment of his part for a long time as Oral History Curator at the National Library of Australia, and his commitment to raising the profile of oral history in this nation.
To start with, Oral History Australia recognizes his usage of a few vast and critical activities which have increased the voices of those customarily unfit to talk in broad daylight and have added to open level headed discussions about social issues.
Second, we laud his farsighted administration in protection and documenting at the national library, which has guaranteed that oral histories are safeguarded and open now and for ensuing ages. At long last, we recognize his promotion for Oral History Australia meetings over various years.
Karen created vital connections working with Indigenous South Australians through her exploration for Link-Up SA on the history and records of homes into which individuals from the Stolen Generations were put as kids. As a measure of trust, she has additionally been utilized by Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia in the course of the most recent couple of years and completed 30 oral histories to compose a past filled with their group focus. In connection to youngsters, Karen has worked for the South Australian segment of the Find and Connect Website where she was made a Research Fellow from 2011-2014. From 2005 to 2007 she functioned as research history specialist and author for the South Australian Government’s Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry.
As an expert student of history and scientist, Karen has given papers at national meetings, and distributed broadly using oral history investigate for her many tasks. She likewise filled in as the Oral Historian for the City of Adelaide from 1993-2001. At last, as a long-lasting volunteer individual from OHA South Australia, she has filled in as president and advisory group part for more than 20 years, consistently introduced workshops on oral history morals and practice, liberally sharing her mastery and coaching others. Karen George has spent quite a bit of her working life and time volunteering in the course of the most recent two decades, resolutely advancing and assembling the profile of oral history both in South Australia and broadly.