Five Minutes With…Rebecca Gross

  Rebecca is a historian of design. She works as a freelance writer specialising in architecture, design and history, preferably writing about all three together. What made you decide to pursue a career in history? I previously worked in marketing. After 12 years I needed a change. I didn’t know what that change looked like … Read more

Embracing ghosts? Local history, shared heritage and ‘dark tourism’

  by Peter Hobbins… “Where are the bodies buried?” For historians, who are not prone to excavation – or to desecrating graves – this seems an inappropriate question. Yet it’s one of the most common queries raised during the many public tours and talks that I’ve given on Sydney’s former Quarantine Station at North Head, near … Read more

Five minutes with Naomi Parry

  … a freelance historian, heritage consultant and editor who loves working on community histories. Naomi’s current area of interest is the life and milieu of Musquito, who was exiled from NSW in 1805 and hanged in Tasmania as a bushranger in 1825. What made you decide to pursue a career in history? I grew … Read more