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Payne, Pauline

59 Jeffcott Street,
North Adelaide SA 5006
ABN 23 672 367 687
Telephone (08) 8361 8040



Member status

Professional Historian

Academic qualifications

BA, Dip Social Studies (Adelaide), Dip Public and SocAdmin (Oxford), PhD (Adelaide).

Membership of related societies

Historical Society of South Australia; Oral History Association of Australia (SA); History of Science, Ideas and Technology Group; Medical Heritage Society; Australian Garden History Society.

Professional experience

Social welfare; tertiary teaching; heritage surveys; research consultancies; projects designed to increase community access to historical research.

Skills and services offered

Research; writing; editing; oral history; publication production; public speaking; publicity; project design and supervision.


Include ‘Living in Prospect’ in Treasure (1993); ‘Science at the Periphery’ in Darwin and the Pacific (1995); Thebarton: Old and New (1996); St Ann’s College: The first fifty years 1947–1997 (1998); Helping Hand Aged Care 1953–2003: a History (2003); The Diplomatic Gardener: Richard Schomburgk: explorer and botanic garden director (2007) coauthor Gardens in South Australia 1840–1940 (1998) and The Australian Barley Board: Making the Right Moves, 1939–1999 (1999); contributor to German Experience of Australia 1833–1938 (1988); William Shakespeare’s Adelaide 1860–1930 (1992), Playford’s South Australia (1996), and A Generation of Legacy Service (1997).

Research interests

Aged care; Agriculture; Architecture; Australian studies; Biography; Cultural tourism; Education; Garden history; Government administration; Migration; Labour studies; Law; Organisation histories; Science; South Australian studies; History of technology; Welfare history.

Tags: Aged care, Agriculture, Architecture, Australian studies, Biography, Cultural tourism, Editing, Education, Garden history, Government administration, history of technology, Labour studies, Law, Migration, Oral history, Organisation histories, Project design, Public speaking, Publication production, Publicity, Research, Science, South Australian studies, Welfare history, Writing (Updated Aug 3, 2009)