About Us

Bunbury Oral History Group Inc.

The group was established in 1994 and operates as an independent group. We meet every Wednesday at the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre from 10am to 12pm and new members are very welcome.

The group is actively involved in recording oral histories of the greater Bunbury area. Whole-of-life stories of local people are recorded on an individual basis. The group also undertakes projects on particular themes.

Many hours of recorded oral history are now digitized. We are interested to hear from anyone with a story to share, or who would be willing to interview, listen to, transcribe or summarise audio tapes.

Projects undertaken include

Bunbury civilians in war time

The Mangroves project (Leschenault Inlet)

The busy life story of the well-known Dr. Ern Manea

Various school histories

We have completed

A history of the Bunbury Regional Hospital at its former site in Blair Street

The history of the Stirling Street Arts Centre

The Penguin Club

Memories of Migration collecting the stories of migrants to the region

The history of people working or have worked in the Port of Bunbury, post-WWII

The Bunbury Tornado

BOHG is a voluntary Group, however there is great satisfaction in ensuring that today's people tell their story to become tomorrow's enlightenment.​