Everyone enjoyed the second oral history session by Judith Garfield from Eastside Community Heritage about the art of listening yet being able to gather and document necessary information and relevant stories. One of the exercises was about leading questions and it was very interesting to explore and understand how our questions should be as neutral as possible.

The second part of the session – interviewing each other in pairs was excellent, especially one of the volunteers, Anahid Cahill came well prepared with incredible stories and photographs of her family and we loved listening to her.

We hope now the volunteers are armed with all the necessary stories to go out and hunt and record every family story relevant to this project!