Help Us Preserve Their Stories
Connection comes from understanding, and understanding comes from listening. Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of communication. They transmit knwledge and valuable information from one generation to the next.
These personal interviews provide crucial insights to the lived experiences of the men and women who have served in the Australian Defence Force.
Why is that important? It is quite simple really.
These men and women have sacrificed so much to provide us with the freedoms we enjoy today. We owe it to them to listen to their stories, to understand and to provide better support towards their physical and mental health.
We also have a responsibility to ensure future generations have the opportuntiy to hear about Australia’s history from those who lived it. This is the only way to ensure history is not rewritten to suit the agenda of others.
We are in a race against time to preserve the stories of the last remaining WWII Veterans. Of the 26 WWII veterans we have interviewed, sadly 12 have since passed away. With you help, we can ensure other veterans hve the chance to tell their story.
Your donation will help us preserve many more stories. Every dollar counts.
If you have any questions, please check out our FAQs below or Contact Us.
Veteran videos captured thanks to your generous donations:
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely not, we seek funding from external sources and rely on donations and corporate sponsorship to allow us to produce the documentary interviews. There is no cost to the veteran although they may choose to voluntarily donate to the charity.
The completed documentary interviews are available on the State Library website. They can also be viewed directly through our Youtube Channel.
Every dollar counts and allows us to keep interviewing veterans and we are truly grateful for any and all donations.
We hope someday to be able to offer this service but unfortunately our current funding does not permit us to be able to do this right now.
Yes, we certainly do. Typically, we will wait until we have a number of veterans from a particular area and then we interview all of them over a few days.
Our initial project commenced with WWII Veterans and although these remain of high priority, we have expanded the project to include all veterans (past and present) who would like to tell their story.
In short, no we don’t. We conduct some general research but the stories are the recollections of the veterans and this project concentrates on their memories and experiences. We want to hear their story as they lived it.
We are always on the look out for photos and letters etc. However, we can only accept these in digital format. Sometimes, we are able to copy from tapes or scan photos but we suggest you contact us directly to discuss.
The full documentaries are available on our Youtube Channel. Please subscribe and we will update you when new documentary interviews become available.