Oral History Group

The Oral History Group has been recently formed to ensure that memories of Fintona schooldays are remembered through oral history recordings

Fintona's rich history is a great source of interest for many in the Fintona community. An Oral History Group has been recently formed to ensure that memories of Fintona schooldays are remembered through oral history recordings with Fintona staff and students. This group has completed a recording of one of Fintona's most loved and long standing teachers, Miss Betty Henty-Wilson, after whom Fintona's Junior School Resource Centre has been named. Two other recordings, both of Old Fintonians, are also available. The first is Dora Scales,The Education of an Educator and the second is Jeannie Roberts, Belonging to Two Worlds.

The Oral History Group has their own website where you can download releases at http://www.fintonahistory.com.au/

The aims of the Oral History Group are:

  • To build a resource based on, but not confined to, oral history recordings with Fintona students, staff and others who can shed light on events in the past.
  • To publish and/or release articles/information about Fintona in electronic form or hardcopy as the project proceeds.
  • To hold archival materials in trust for future use including educational research and authorised histories.

If you would like further information about Fintona's Oral History Group, contact Dr Mary Lush at historyinfo@fintonahistory.com.au.