Applications are being called for this year’s Awards in oral history.
More than $1.25 million has been awarded to over 300 New Zealand oral history projects since 1991 by the Australian Sesquicentennial Gift Trust for Awards in Oral History.
Around $75,000 is available for distribution each year for the recording of interviews for oral history projects about the history of New Zealand and New Zealand’s connections with the Pacific.
The awards are decided by a committee of oral historians and administered by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Applications for the 2009 awards close April 30. For more information see: http://www.mch. govt. nz/ awards/ history/ oral.html.