I have kicked three goals – three abstracts submitted and three acceptances. That is a turn up for me.
The first paper is: Nostalgia and Legacy of the family photographic collection, with the NZ Studies Association conference at the Vienna University in the first week of July. Then in September I will present a paper titled: Vida – a pastor’s wife (an oral history) at the national Oral History Conference in Perth (my former stamping ground). Paper number three, I have just been advised is at the inaugural IABA Conference in the South Pacific, here in Adelaide. That paper is titled: Three Generations – oral history through photographs on display.
As for goal number four, the thesis, I’m still at the 30 meter mark, but dead in front of the goal. Keeping up with the Aussie Rules analogy, a good drop punt will sail it through the two big sticks (the two independent examiners). So between now, plane flights to Austria, a return via the Philippines, and preparing for the Perth National Oral History conference I will have the thesis wrapped up in a nice little bow – soon.