NORTH Stradbroke Island Historical Museum historian Elisabeth Gondwe will bring her local expertise to the National Oral History Conference in October.
The conference, hosted by Oral History Australia and Oral History Queensland, will be held at the State Library of Queensland from October 11 to 13.
Its theme will be "Intimate Stories, Challenging Histories".
Ms Gondwe, who is the president of Oral History Queensland, said oral history played an important role in Redlands history.
"A lot of our history isn't taught, and that's where oral histories can come in," she said.
"We have a lot of hidden stories."
Ms Gondwe was also involved in the the North Stradbroke Island oral history project, which saw histories collected via interview from island residents, including Quandamooka elders.
She said there would be a strong Indigenous component at the conference, with 2019 being the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages.
Two conference bursaries of up to $750 are on offer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander oral historians.
“It's a good all-round conference and everyone is made to feel welcome whether they work in academia or institutions, whether they're involved in community work or whether they are just interested in hearing some great stories about people from all walks of life," Ms Gondwe said.
"History is made by the people. We welcome the local community to come and join the conversation."
Information on the conference and registration can be found at oralhistoryaustralia.org.au/2019-conference.