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Following the Trail of 'Happy Accidents': the benefits of serendipity in oral history research

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Henderson, R, Following the Trail of 'Happy Accidents': the benefits of serendipity in oral history research, Oral History Australia Journal, 39 pp. 32-36. ISSN 2208-4541 (2017) [Non Refereed Article]


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Abstract

This article highlights the value of serendipity to oral historians in their research. It shows how such serendipitous occasions and opportunities assisted in the authorís research into her Tasmanian home, a school which had served her rural community for eighty years.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:Tasmania, education, rural school, history, closure
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:School/Institution
Objective Field:School/Institution Community and Environment
Author:Henderson, R (Mrs Rena Henderson)
ID Code:121660
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Humanities
Deposited On:2017-10-09
Last Modified:2018-03-26
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