The importance of preserving these stories
These high-quality documentary interviews allow all Australians to develop a deeper understanding to some of the significant events of Australia’s history. Unlike documents and photographs, these videos bring to life the unique personalities of the men and women who experienced it first-hand.
Athough we capture the stories of all veterans, there is a real sense of urgency to capture and preserve the personal stories of our surviving WWII Veterans. We have over 31 WWII Veterans currently on our waiting list ready to be interviewed. Unfortunately, without sufficient funding, these stories may not be told.
Leaving their stories untold would not only be a shame to our current generations but would deny future generations the opportunity to see history come to life through these courageous men and women.
All completed documentaries are gifted to the State Library of Queensland where they are made available to the public 24/7 free of charge.
A complimentary copy is also given to the Veteran and their families as a treasured keepsake.
Please support us by making a donation today. Any amount large or small will go towards the cost of producing these historical documentaries.
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.