1 Rosalind Street, Erindale SA 5066

ABN 39 652 895 214

(08) 8331 3839
0400 5066 44



Member Status:

Professional Historian

Academic Qualifications / Status:

BA (Hons), PhD

Membership of Related Societies:

Australian Historical Association; Oral History Association of Australia (Honorary Life Member); Historical Society of South Australia; National Trust of SA; Australian Garden History Society; SA Writers’ Centre.

Professional Experience:

Highly-experienced history and heritage consultant on national, state and local projects, commissioned histories and oral history interviews, as well as employment as South Australian State Historian, and National Conservation Manager at the Australian Council of National Trusts, Canberra.

Skills and Services Offered:

Research and writing of wide range of Australian history; oral history; exhibitions and collections assessment; project management; heritage studies; public speaking, broadcasting, teaching and conferences.

Publications / Reports:

Author/co-author of more than 30 publications, including Historical guidelines (SA Historic Preservation Plan); Heritage of the River Murray; Business, charity and sentiment: the SA Housing Trust 1936–1986; Heritage of the City of Adelaide; Adelaide: a brief history; ‘South Australia’ (in Oxford Companion to Australian History); Federation: the guide to recordsUrban heritage…Australia’s capital city centres; entries in Australian Dictionary of Biography; Our house: histories of Australian homes (Internet); Our first six: archives of Australia’s prime ministersCoals to Newcastle: a history of coal loading at the Port of Newcastle NSW 1797–1997; Newcastle–a brief history; SW Region New South Wales: Thematic history‘Scoping the heritage values of post-1945 urban development in Canberra’; The Royal: a castle grand, a purpose noble. A history of the Royal Newcastle Hospital 1817-2005; Challenging times: the National Trust of South Australia 1955–2005; Canberra tracks (heritage tourism guide); Kingston SE Heritage Survey; Vintage Melbourne: beautiful buildings from Melbourne city centre; SA, Twentieth century heritage survey – stage 1 (1946-59) & 2 (1928-45); National Urban and town planning thematic heritage study; Summary of social innovations in SA; Heritage survey: local heritage places in Adelaide’s CBD; Significance assessment reports for Adelaide Zoo and Royal Geographical Society. 

Research Interests:

SA, ACT and regional NSW history; Australian studies; Biography; Conservation; Environment; Government administration; Heritage studies; House history; Housing industry; Local history; Material culture; Organisation histories; Political history; South Australian studies; Urban history; Visual arts; Welfare history.

Specialist Areas:

Aboriginal Studies, Agriculture, Australian Studies, Business History, Conservation, Cultural Diversity, Cultural Tourism, Government Administration, Heritage Studies, House History, Industrialisation, Local History, Material Culture, Oral History, Organisation History, Social Sciences, South Australian Studies, Urban History.