The Library’s Oral History and Folklore Collection dates back to the 1950’s and includes a rich and diverse collection of interviews and recordings with Australians from all walks of life.

The National Library of Australia's Oral History and Folklore collection records the voices that describe our cultural, intellectual and social life.  The collection consists of around 45,000 hours of recordings, the earlier ones dating back to the 1950s when the tape recorder became available

This module draws on the Oral History and Folklore collection recordings of four prominent Australian scientists from different times, backgrounds and specialty areas.