Memories of Generations of Ainslie School Students 1927-2017

Current Ainslie students are conducting oral history interviews and collecting memories from former students and teachers.

We would be delighted if you would like to participate in our Oral History Project!


If you would like to be interviewed or have suggestions for interviewees please let us know.

There are two ways to be involved:

1. Written memories. These can be short snippets or longer stories.

2. Oral history interviews. Student interviewers will work with ANU oral historian Mary Hutchison and sound designer, Kimmo Vennonen to conduct oral history interviews during the 2017 Canberra and Region Heritage Festival when our heritage-listed school building will be open for the day (see below). 


More information about this project is provided in the documents below. You can also contact Principal Kate Chapman (6142 3060; or oral historian Dr Mary Hutchison (0402 815 08;

Oral Histories and Alma Mater

Ainslie School year 6 students Nicole Domigan and Ben Francis look at archival photos as their classmates record interviews as part of 90th anniversary celebrations. Photo: Stephen Jeffery

Some of the oral histories have now been published and can be found here.

The project was also featured in the Canberra Times: Ainslie School students help record 90 years of history