Expressions of interest are sought from individuals who wish to take part in nation-wide oral history interviews investigating the contributions of volunteers to HIV/AIDS organisations in the 1980s and 1990s. The project has been supported through funding from the Australian Research Council. These interviews will provide a lasting record of Australian volunteer history and Australian HIV/AIDS history.

If you would like to participate please complete the 'Expression of Interest' form below.

Project Purpose

This Australia-wide project is funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant. Historians from Macquarie University and the University of Adelaide are collecting oral history interviews from people who served as volunteers during the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s. The interviews recorded will help to create a comprehensive history of Australia’s HIV/AIDS volunteers. The researchers involved with this project may use the material collected in a range of publications.

If you are selected, an experienced oral historian will meet with you, spending aproximately 2 hours recording your life story. You will have the choice of where you would like this interview to take place. The interview will focus on your time as an HIV/AIDS volunteer as well as your life before and after volunteering. We will provide people who are going to be interviewed with further information about the interview process before it takes places.


If you participate in an oral history interview, this interview will be recorded and project researchers will also use your interview for research. You will be able to request that a pseudonym is used for the interview to maintain anonymity if you wish. It is not intended that this research will cause you any risk or discomfort. You will not receive any financial payment for participation in this project. Please note that your participation in this project is entirely voluntary and that you may withdraw at any time without having to give a reason and without adverse consequences. The ethical aspects of this study have been approved by the Macquarie University Human Research Ethics Committee.
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