Oral histories

The Collection  

The Town of Cambridge Oral History Collection, also known as Cambridge Voices, records and preserves the history of the Town through personal stories and experiences. With over 100 recorded interviews, the Cambridge Voices Collection is filled with memories and historical anecdotes from people who have lived or worked in the local area. 

Our Collection also holds a treasury of compilations, bringing together many peoples memories about the Old Plank Road, the Quarry Amphitheatre, and the war time era to name a few. The Collection features topics within the Town of Cambridge such as romance, Remembrance Day, and the “Perth Commonwealth Games Golden Jubilee”, showcasing the 1962 VII British Empire and Commonwealth Games.  

Watch the Perth Commonwealth Games Golden Jubilee compilation video for interviews from athletes, volunteer drivers, the original poster artist and more, played to a backdrop of beautiful old film footage and photographs.  

You can loan Oral Histories from our Local Studies collection at Cambridge Library. Each oral history interview comes in a DVD case that includes two disks - the audio of the interview in MP3 format (playable on most devices), and the transcript of the interview in PDF format.

Get Involved 

Do you have a story to tell?  

If you would like to record memories of your life in the Town of Cambridge, we would love to hear from you.

Online Cambridge memories online 
In writing  Complete a Cambridge memories(PDF, 79KB) form 

If you are interested in being involved in an oral history interview please contact the Oral History Coordinator on 9383 8999.