Anne-Maree Whitaker

Anne-Maree Whitaker

PHA NSW Accreditation

Professional Member


Dr Anne-Maree Whitaker has a PhD in Australian history from Macquarie University in Sydney. She is an independent professional historian who is available to undertake research in a wide range of 18th-20th century Australian topics.

Major awards

National Trust Heritage Award for Education and Interpretation ‘Western Crossings Project’ (2014)

NSW State Library’s C.H. Currey Memorial Fellowship (2011-2012)

National Trust Heritage Award for Interpretation and Presentation ‘Sydney Parks Project’ (2010)

Elected a Fellow of the Royal Australian Historical Society (2008)

Elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, UK (2001)

Short-listed for the Douglas Stewart Prize in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards (2001)


William Cox and Cox's Road: a bicentennial souvenir, Blackheath, 2014 [ISBN 9780992320621]

Shaping a City: 150 years of Parramatta City Council, Parramatta, 2012 [ISBN 9781876941031]

Pictorial History: Kings Cross, Kingsclear Books, Sydney, 2012 [9780987184054]

St Vincent's Hospital 1857-2007: 150 years of charity, care and compassion, Kingsclear Books, Sydney, 2007 [ISBN 9780908272884]

Pictorial History: Marrickville, Kingsclear Books, Sydney, 2006 [ISBN 0 908272 87 1]

Appin: the story of a Macquarie town, Kingsclear Books, Sydney, 2005 [ISBN 0 908272 84 7]

Pictorial History: South Sydney, Kingsclear Books, Sydney, 2002 [ISBN 0 908272 69 3]

Joseph Foveaux: Power and Patronage in Early NSW, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2000 [ISBN 0 86840 555 8]

Area of Expertise

Publications/Past Work

Past Work

February 2019: for Georges River Council: significance assessment of Hurstville local studies collection

January 2019: for Westmead Children’s Hospital: significance assessment of archives

December 2018: for Paul Davies Pty Ltd: history of St Philip’s Church Hill, Sydney

March 2018: for the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst: significance assessment of archives

November 2017: for The Salvation Army: significance assessment of Australia Eastern Territory heritage collection

August 2017: for Australian Jewish Historical Society: significance assessment of archives

April-May 2016: for Georges River Council: significance assessment of Kogarah local studies collection

February-March 2015: for National Institute of Dramatic Art: significance assessment of archives

September-October 2014: for Belvoir Street Theatre: significance assessment of archives

September 2014: for Liverpool City Council: historical research on former Liverpool Courthouse

August-October 2014: for NSW Heritage Council: heritage report on Great South Road

June-October 2014: for Blue Mountains City Council: text and statement of heritage impact for Cox’s Road interpretation signage

November-December 2013: for Auburn City Council: statement of heritage impact for Auburn War Memorial

March-May 2013: for Royal United Services Institute of NSW: significance assessment of library

February 2012: for Campbelltown City Council: significance assessment of local studies collection

October 2011-May 2012: for Parramatta City Council: Parramatta Civic History Project

December 2010-February 2011: for Catholic Institute of Sydney: significance assessment of Veech Library special collections

July-August 2010: for AHMS: historical research on CSIRO radiophysics sites at Marsfield, Parkes, Culgoora and Mopra

July 2010: for Occasional Collective / Sydney City Council: historical research on Sydney public statues

June-August 2010: for Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority: historical research for Cumberland Street south interpretation

August 2009: for AHMS: history of Edmondson Park water supply pipeline route (Denham Court NSW)

January-March 2008: for Manidis Roberts / AHMS: thematic history of Queensland Hunter Gas Pipeline route

May-August 2007: for Sydney City Council: research on history of city parks for website

September 2006-May 2007: for Erskineville Public School Parents and Citizens' Association: research on history of Erskineville Public School

August-December 2006: for St Vincent's Hospital: research and writing sesquicentenary pictorial history

March-September 2005: for Ryde City Council: war memorial project

October-November 2004: for Roads and Traffic Authority: historical assessment of location of Seven Hills

March-August 2004: for Lend Lease: historical assessment of evidence regarding the site of the Battle of Vinegar Hill