Pauline Curby

Pauline Curby

PHA NSW Accreditation

Professional Member

About

Pauline Curby
31 Trickett Road
Cronulla NSW 2230
(02) 9523 8814 (ph/fax)
0427 527 721 pcurby@iprimus.com.au

Education:

BA University of New England (1968-70); Dip Ed University of New England (1971)

Grad Dip (Local & Applied History), Armidale CAE (1984-87)

MA (Applied History), University of Technology, Sydney (1990-92)

Work summary:

Free-lance consultant historian (1992-2012)

History & English teacher (1972-1993)

Membership:

Professional Historians’ Association Inc. (New South Wales) (PHA)

Oral History Association of Australia (OHAA)

Royal Australian Historical Society

Sutherland Shire Historical Society (SSHS)

Mid-Richmond Historical Society

Awards:

NSW Premier’s History Award (Community & Regional History), 2010 - Randwick

NSW History Fellowship, 2010

Highly commended, interpretation & presentation, Energy Australia/National Trust Awards, 2010 - Randwick

RH Dougherty NSW local government award, 2010 - Randwick

Highly commended, interpretation & presentation, Energy Australia/National Trust Awards, 2007 - Under the Canopy, a Centenary history of Ku-ring-ai Council

Winner, print media, Energy Australia/National Trust Awards, 2002 - Seven Miles from Sydney, a History of Manly

Centenary Medal for services to local history, 2000

Area of Expertise

Specialising in: Commissioned histories; Oral history; Historical research

Consultancies – Oral History

‘Telling it as it was’ oral history project (on going) – Sutherland Shire

Coordinator - Recording Ryde’s Oral History Project (1997-99)

Australian Customs Service Oral History Project (2001-02)

A career in the Australian shipping industry, private client (2004)

Consultancies – Aboriginal Contact History

Research (with Professor Heather Goodall) for Bundjalung native title claim (2002)

Aboriginal Living Places Project for NPWS (2003)

Consultancies – Heritage & Environmental History

Details available on request, including forest history consultancies for State Forests NSW (1994-2002) heritage studies for local government bodies such as Moree Plains Shire (2004)

Publications/Past Work

Randwick, Randwick City Council, 2009

Freshie, Freshwater SLSC, the first 100 years, UNSW Press, Sydney, 2007

Under the Canopy, a Centenary history of Ku-ring-ai Council - Ku-ring-ai Council, 2006 - with Virginia Macleod

Seven Miles from Sydney, a History of Manly, Manly Council, 2001, winner of the print media, Energy Australia/National Trust Awards, 2002

Pictorial History of Sutherland Shire, Kingsclear Books, 2004 (2nd edition 2007)

Good Riddance, a History of Waste Management in Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah, Warringah, Manly, Mosman and Pittwater Joint Services Committee, 2003 – with Virginia Macleod

Pittwater Rising, the Making of Pittwater Council, Pittwater Council, 2002

A Pictorial History of Cronulla, Kingsclear Books, 1998 (2nd edition 2006)

Visitors Sixpence, Manly Hospital - the First 100 Years, Manly Hospital & Community Health Services, Manly, 1996

Battlers’ Boomtown - Coraki in the Early 1890s, Northern Rivers Publishing, Lismore, 1992