This series comprises electronic transcripts of oral history interviews conducted and collected by David Chalk.
David Chalk researched the stories of many Australian World War I veterans and their service by recording and transcribing interviews.
He sought out surviving 4th Australian Infantry Brigade veterans, and the interviews were made in the context of collecting material for his proposed book "Among the Angels: The Road to Bullecourt".
The written/transcribed interviews take a number of forms - stories, edited transcripts or raw transcripts. This variation reflects the fact that David was unable to complete the work before his death in 2002.
The collection was dispersed by David's family to a number of cultural institutions after his death to ensure the greatest possible access to the material.
In addition to the electronic transcripts held in this collection, David's oral history research, including the digitised recordings themselves, can be found at the Australian War Memorial, from whom David received support. The Chalk family also contributed related material to the Burnie Regional Museum and the University of Tasmania, School of Humanities (Department of History and Classics). The collection was also made available to Dr David Coombes, who published "Crossing the Wire. Untold Stories of Australian POWs in Battle and Captivity during WW1" in 2011.
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives