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Oral History - Voice of Time


The Voice of Time oral history project is a collection of 150 interviews with descendents of pioneering families and long-time residents of the Coffs Harbour region. The original project was completed in 1988 as an Australian Bicentennial project. It has now been digitised by Coffs Harbour City Library and published in digital format to enable improved preservation and public access.

The Voice of Time Online was officially launched on 20 September 2007.


In 1999 the Library began investigating options to improve the preservation of and access to the Voice of Time interviews. It was decided to digitise both the analogue audio recordings (cassette tapes) and the interview summary documents. Grants were obtained from Royal Australian Historical Society and the Library Council of NSW to fund the project. The audio recordings have been converted to both music CD format (WAV files) and MP3 files. The interview summaries have been converted into Microsoft Word documents and also into online library catalogue (MARC) records.

>> Search the Voice of Time interviews on the Library Catalogue <<

Interview disclaimer

Please read or listen to the interview disclaimer which details how these recordings can be used.

For further information or to access the interview CDs contact the Library.