Practitioners Register

Oral History Western Australia (OHWA) members can apply for inclusion in our Practitioners Register. The register is provided for the information of those interested in engaging an oral history practitioner. OHWA does not, however, endorse individual practitioners.

Please note: OHWA recommends that those who use the register seek appropriate independent, professional advice before relying on or entering into any commitment based on material published here. The information on the register is based on that supplied by the practitioners and is purely for reference purposes.


KOPSEN, Margot

Address:16A Maude Street, East Victoria Park WA 6151
Contact Number: 0477 005 268
Expertise: Transcribing
Qualifications: AHCILM404 Record and document Community History, Goolarri Media Enterprises 2018. Bachelor of Arts (librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University 2012.
Experience: Assisted with Oral History project at City of South Perth, recording and transcribing. 
Special Interest: Local, community and family oral history; women’s oral history and LGBTQI+ oral history. 

Researcher, interviewer and transcriber


Address: PO Box 131, Kalamunda WA 6926
Contact Number: 0419 912 127
Expertise: Researcher, Interviewer and Transcriber
Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Science (History and Anthropology); First Class Honours (History); PhD (History) 2007; CELTA; Diploma in Project Management; Certificate in Oral History.
Experience: Oral History collection during PHD; Academic Lecturing; private/memoirs using Oral Histories; Oral History several community projects; Oral History of Perth Observatory and publication of three books, pertaining to the Observatory. Oral History workshop facilitator.
Special Oral History Interests: Medieval History; contemporary spiritual practices and histories; communities; workplaces; personal memories and histories.

CARGEEG, Leonard (Len) George

Address: 3628 Beacon Bencubbin Road, Bencubbin WA 6477
Contact Number: 08 9685 1274
Expertise: Interviewing and Research
Qualifications: Diploma of Building and Construction; Statement of Attainment: Record and Document Community History; Basic Oral History, Doug Ayre, State Library recording Oral History
Experience: Interview for Oral Histories in Mount Marshall, Wyalkatchem, Kununoppin and Mukinbudin.
Special Oral History Interests: Farming, Early Wheatbeat history and Military history


38 Boreham Street, Cottesloe WA 6011
Mobile: 0401 525 960
Expertise: Interviewing, Researching and Transcribing
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Communications and Cultural Studies; Dip ED (Secondary English and Humanities).
Experience: Then years oral history practitioner experience conducting individual life-stories, themed projects and published work for local government, not-for-profit organisations and private clients; Recipient of the 2018 Fremantle Historical Society Scholarship; Researcher in the History Department at the University of Western Australia.
Special Oral History Interest: Industrial history, women’s stories, pubs, clubs and music, Swan River Colony connections.


27 Shenton Road, Claremont WA 6010
Contact Number: 0421 477 034
Expertise: Interviewing, Research, Transcribing
Qualifications: Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Heritage Studies, Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Curtin University of Technology (2002); BA Hons (Major in History), University of Western Australia (2000).
Experience: 20+ years’ experience of conducting oral history interviews; 25+ years’ experience of researching; 40+ years’ experience of administration work.
Special Oral History Interest: Local history; Family history; Social history; Industrial and workplace history; Labour history and politics; Women’s history; Environment history; Sport and popular culture; Arts and culture. 

Practitioners Register – Request Form

Please complete the following form for inclusion in the OHWA Practitioners Register.

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