Oral History Archive

The office of BUILT HERITAGE recognises the unique role that oral history can play in the assessment and documentation of more recent heritage.  In past projects such as the City of Bayside Inter-war & Post-War Heritage Study (Heritage Alliance, 2008), Simon's contact with original architects and clients provided crucial insight into patterns of settlement, design sources and other factors, which greatly informed the assessment of heritage significance.  Amongst the many architects who were consulted during that project were Neil Clerehan, Peter Crone, James Earle, Harry Ernest, Neil Everist, Alan Hough, Helen Holgar, Max May, Peter McIntyre, Phyllis Murphy, Rex Patrick, Lynton Reynolds, Abraham Weinstock and Geoffrey Woodfall.

Since the mid-1990s, Simon Reeves has been recording interviews and conversations with twentieth century architects and landscape designers, as well as their families, colleagues, associates and clients,
in order to provide a lasting record of individual careers.

A select list of individuals who have been interviewed can be viewed here