Showcase

This page provides some representative examples of the work of Judy Hughes, consulting historian.

Oral history & multimedia


A short video produced for the Young Christian Workers Archive combining oral history interview audio with illustrations and animation. In 2015 this video was highly commended in the Oral History Victoria’s Community Innovation Award. Judy project managed and edited the video.

The above video was prepared by Fair Work Australia in 2012 to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Sir Richard Kirby Archives. It features excerpts of interviews Judy conducted in her work as principal interviewer for the Sir Richard Kirby Archives Oral History Project.

Writing, research & presentations

Masters thesisCoping with change in print journalism: An analysis of the lived experiences of Melbourne journalists, 1975-2015

Journal article‘Taking the leap: including video in audio oral histories’ peer-reviewed article published in the Oral History Australia Journal No. 37, 2015.

Recent feature articles:

  • interview with Jonathan Hamberger following his departure from the Fair Work Commission and obituaries on IR identities  Tony Cooke, George Polites,  Joe Isaac and Bryan Noakes, all published in Workplace Express
  • article on industrial reporting round, published in Walkley Magazine.

Recent presentations:

  • ‘The path to journalism: Using pre-career memories to explore a working life’, presented at the October 2019 Oral History Australia Biennial Conference, Brisbane
  • ‘Hold the front page: Journalism and oral history practice combining to break new ground”, presented at the Oral History Victoria Annual Symposium, 16 June 2019
  • ‘Managing risk in candid disclosure’, presented at the June 2018 Annual Conference of the Oral History Society and Oral History Network Ireland, held in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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