Rosemary Broomham

PHA NSW Accreditation

Professional Member


Ph: (02) 9660 3107


BA Dip Ed (SYD 1960); MA (SYD 1986)

Area of Expertise

Institutional history (public and private); Social effects of technology; Thematic Histories; Heritage studies and site histories; Oral history; exhibitions.

Publications/Past Work

Major Projects:
‘History of Landcom’, 2011

Myall Lakes National Park: A People’s History, NPWS, 2010

Accommodating the ABC: A Thematic History, February 2009 for the ABC

‘Public Health in NSW 1788-2005: A Thematic History’, for NSWHealth, 2006

Thematic Histories Double Bay, Point Piper, Vaucluse, for Woollahra Council, 2006

Blacktown Bicentennial Museum, Mini Conservation Plan, 2005

‘Policing New South Wales: Thematic History of the NSW Police 1788- 2005’ – with Rosemary Kerr – for Government Architects

‘The Anzac Memorial Hyde Park’, History for Conservation Management Plan, 2004, for Government Architects

Australian Railway Monument, Werris Creek, Research Project for SRA (RailCorp) 2003 – NSW railway workers killed on duty – Database and Analysis

The Urban Garden: Double Bay and Rose Bay between the Wars, September 2002 (desk-top publication for Woollahra Local History Library)

Thematic Histories Darling Point, Bellevue Hill, and Rose Bay, for Woollahra Council, 2002

Vital Connections: Roads in NSW since 1788, RTA and Hale & Iremonger, 2001

‘The Coopers of Woollahra: Land Dealings on the Point Piper Estate 1820 to 1920’, 2001 Woollahra Local History Library

NSW Treasury & Crown Property Portfolio, for Department of Public Works & Services, March 1999

'The Wattles: A History' on house and the pioneering Fullagar family, for Holroyd City Council 1997

A Study of Rural Gasworks in New South Wales - National Estate Grant 1997

Social History of Government House in Conservation Management Plan, Sydney, 1996

On the Road: the NRMA's First Seventy-Five Years, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, 1996

‘History of Inter-War Housing in New South Wales’, Report for National Trust, 1995

Computing in Australia: The development of a profession, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1994

Steady Revolutions: The Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers 1881-1991, UNSW Press, Sydney, 1991

Light Fractions: 50 Years of LPG in Australia, Gogas (Australia) Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1987

First Light: 150 Years of Gas, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1987