Telephone: 0458 973369

Member Status:

Professional Historian

Membership of Related Societies:

Friends of South Australia’s Archives, History Council of South Australia, Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society

Professional Experience / Skills and Services Offered:

Managing Editor of the Wakefield Companion to South Australian History, 2nd Edition; Treasurer and Membership Officer of the Friends of South Australia’s Archives; Committee member of the Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society; Immediate Past Secretary of the History Council of South Australia; Co-producer of the ‘Make History at Home’ series on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram with the Marsden Szwarcbord Foundation; Curation of ‘Unley’s Own Returning Home WW1’ exhibition. Social and Cultural History.


Significance Assessments, Research, Writing, Garden History, Tutoring.

Research / Interests:

My professional interests, curiosity, and studies have focused on people, their stories, their representation, and their experiences within the gaps of historical events that often differ from the celebrated images in the public domain.

Publications / Reports:

Exhibition review of Wonders from the South Australian Museum – ‘South Australian Museum, Adelaide, 10 April – 8 August, Museum Worlds vol. 9, issue 1 – Berghahn Journals (2021)
‘The garden was gay with roses, lupins and delphiniums’, Journal of Australian Garden History vol 32,
no.1 (2020)
A New Sense of Citizenship – Women’s War Work: Unley – A Case Study, Journal of the HSSA No. 48,
November (2020)
Book review of ‘Pavilions in the Park, Alison Rose’ Journal of the HSSA No. 48, November (2020)
Biography of Roland Wenzel Carter (1892-1960), soldier and Ngarrindjeri community leader, published in the Australian Dictionary of Biography, co-authored with Peter Monteath (April 2020)
Book review of ‘Pens and Bayonets, ed. Don Longo’ Journal of the HSSA (October 2019)
‘Wensleydale and its Garden’, Journal of Australian Garden History vol 29, no. 4 (2018)