Some Deserved ‘Phanfare’ for Francesca

By Dr Katharine Blake In my first post as the new Blog Editor, I pay tribute to its former Editor, Francesca Beddie. Many of you know Francesca from her years in PHA NSW or because she‚Äôs now a member of the Committee. You may also have seen her at PHA gatherings, discovering a prospective guest … Read more

A green Public History Prize winner: Debbie Waddell

  … This year’s Public History Prize¬†winner, Debbie Waddell talks about what history means to her. What are your plans after university? Are you pursuing a career in the history sector? After completing my BA later this year, I hope to undertake Honours, collaborating with a local environmental volunteer organisation to assist them to produce … Read more

Five minutes with Nicole Cama

  …Nicole Cama is PHA NSW and ACT’s Deputy Chair &¬†Treasurer.¬†Until recently, she was the¬†Executive Officer of the History Council of NSW. Her area of¬†historical interest is the history of Sydney. You can see examples of her work at¬† What made you decide to pursue a career in history? I‚Äôve had a passion for history … Read more

Five minutes with Dr Emma Gleadhill

  … Emma Gleadhill is a¬†Junior Research Fellow in Enlightenment Studies¬†in the Sydney Intellectual History Network (SIHN) Enlightenment and its Impact Program at The University of Sydney. Her historical interests revolve around women‚Äôs history, eighteenth-century history, material culture and tourism studies. What made you decide to pursue a career in history? I never really decided … Read more

Five minutes with Iain Stuart

  ‚Ķ a heritage consultant at JCIS Consultants. My work focuses on the east coast of Australia. In my practice, I am never sure whether I am a historian, archaeologist or a geographer and often I think I am all at the one time. Certainly, my research interests are not confined to a single discipline. … Read more

Introducing Tanya Evans, Director, Centre for Applied History, Macquarie University

  I teach Australian history and public history in the Department of Modern History at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. In late 2016 I established a research Centre for Applied History in the Faculty of Arts with colleagues in Ancient History, Media, Culture and Communications and Geography and Planning.This Centre draws upon Macquarie University‚Äôs nationally … Read more

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‚Äôt know what that change looked like … 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

Illegal Demolition of Historic Buildings in Australia

  by Yvonne Perkins Thousands of people have voiced their outrage at the latest illegal demolition of an historic building in Australia. The Corkman Irish Hotel, which had been part of inner-suburban Melbourne since the 1850s, is now a pile of rubble. Damaged a week earlier by a fire the police are investigating, the hotel … Read more

Introducing Rowan Day

  What made you decide to pursue a career in history? I have always had a love of history, for as long as I can remember. When I was a child I was so enraptured by stories of early explorers that I used to walk around the farm pretending I was ¬†Ludwig Leichhardt or Burke … Read more