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Linn, Rob

Historical Consultants Pty Ltd
473 Cherry Gardens Road
Cherry Gardens SA 5157
ABN 16 640 218 696
Telephone (08) 8388 2138
Mobile 0407 971650
Fax (08) 8388 2323



Member status

Professional Historian

Academic qualifications

BA (Hons), MA (Adelaide).

Membership of related societies

Oral History Association of Australia (SA); Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of SA – Executive Councillor; Rural Media Association, Historical Society of SA.

Professional experience

Over 25 years experience in all forms of research, writing, publication and project management; community history; print and electronic publishing. Recipient of Australian and overseas publishing and literary awards. Specialist in oral history interviewing.

Skills and services offered

Exhibitions; multimedia; oral history; expert witness statements; photographic research; project design; public speaking; publication production; publicity; research; teaching; writing.


More than 30 books and electronic publications, plus numerous articles and chapters in editions from local and regional studies to international corporations. Titles include A Diverse Land–a history of the Lower Murray, Lakes and Coorong; Nature’s Pilgrim; Bungaree: Land, Stock & People; Power, Progress & Profit: a history of the Australian Accounting Profession; Earth, vine, grape, wine: Yalumba & its people; Breaking the Mould–a history of SOLA Optical; Murray Water is Thicker than Blood; Shifting Sands to Solid Rock: 90 Years of Frontier Services; Those Turbulent Years: a history of the City of Adelaide 1929–1979; One Piece of Leather – R.M. Williams; Community of Strength: Loxton & its People; 50 years of design teaching 1958–2008 the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, the University of Adelaide

Research interests

Agriculture; Australian studies; Biography; Business history; Conservation; Historical plants; Industrial history; Environment; Housing industry; Local history; Medical and health history; Mining history; Organisation histories; Pastoralism; Religious history; Science; South Australian studies; Wine industry.

Tags: Agriculture, Australian studies, Biography, Brewing industry; Business history, Conservation, Environment, Exhibitions, Expert witness, Historical plants, Housing industry, industrial history, Local history, Medical and health history, Mining history, Multimedia, Oral history, Organisation histories, Pastoralism, Photographical research, Project design, Public speaking, Publication production, Religious history, Research, Science, South Australian studies, Teaching, Welfare history; Wine industry, Writing (Updated Jul 5, 2013)