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The Australian Centre for Oral History

Developing oral history as an accepted mechanism for communicating between cultures and ages.



Dr. Bob Jansen

Dr. Bob Jansen holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of New South Wales and a Batchelor of Applied Science from the South Australian Institute of Technology (now the University of South Australia).

He has nearly 30 years experience in the IT industry in Australia and Europe, working across the board in IT including, programming, systems analysis and design, user support, technical support, sales support, training and consultancy.

He is the Managing Director of Turtle Lane Studios Pty ltd, an innovative IT company developing Testimony Software, delivering synchronised-streaming media to a client browser. Testimony Software has been applied in a number of commercial environments, most notably the Cultural Conversations project.


Adj.Ass. Prof. Yvonne Boag

Adjunct Associate Professor Yvonne Boag is an Australian artist with an impressive exhibition record in Australia and internationally.

Yvonne was the first Asialink artist in residence in South Korea, 1993, and since then has formed an extensive network between Australian and South Korean artists and arts organisations.

Yvonne has taught at most art schools in Eastern Australia including Sydney University College of Fine Arts, the University of New South Wales, the University of Western Sydney, the National Art School and the Australian National University in Canberra. In South Korea, she has held professorial positions at Ewha Womens University, Hong Ik University, Seoul National University of Science and Technology and Chungju University.

Yvonne regularly consults to South Korean and Australian arts organisations wishing to establish relationships with similar organisations in Australia or South Korea and has set up such relationships between Sydney University and Sookmyung University, the National Art School and Hong Ik University and UNSW and Chugje University.


About the Australian Centre for Oral HIstory

The Australian Centre for Oral History is working to develop oral history as an accepted mechanism for communicating between cultures and ages. 

"Oral history may not always be factually accurate, but it brings its own truth to our understanding of how a culture has been made. It brings the kind of texture that raw facts cannot supply. And it brings an emotional dimension only possible when someone speaks in their own voice of their own experience." (Dr. Paul McGillick, catalogue essay for Cultural Conversations project, 2015)


122 Cameron St, Rockdale NSW 2216 AUSTRALIA

Dr. Bob Jansen
Phone: +61 414 297 448

Yvonne Boag
Phone: +61 416 041 491