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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 pp. 1-10. ISSN 0158-7366 (In Press) [Non Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Serendipity is wondrous. Who amongst us cannot fail to remember the joy and excitement of a 'happy accident' in the pursuit and practice of history, and oral history in particular? My story here starts twenty years ago with the unplanned discovery of an empty, huge but unloved building, an old school, in a small village in North West Tasmania, which would become our 'escape to the country' home.

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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:In Press
Deposited By:Humanities
Deposited On:2017-10-09
Last Modified:2017-10-09
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