Five minutes with … Rosemary Kerr

  What is your area of historical interest? After working as a professional historian and heritage consultant since 1996, I completed my PhD at the University of Sydney in 2012. My thesis was titled ‘On “the Road”: A Cultural History’. It explored how roads beyond the urban and suburban setting have been imagined, experienced and … Read more

Five minutes with … Frank Heimans

Frank Heimans is an oral historian, filmmaker and managing director of Cinetel Productions What made you decide to pursue a career in history? I started off in documentary filmmaking as a writer, director and editor. Later I became a producer and have made 53 television documentaries. It’s hard to avoid history when you are making … Read more

Professional Historian Wins Major Literary Award

Professional historian, Clare Wright, has won the 2014 Stella Prize for women’s writing. Selected from a strong shortlist which included both fiction and non-fiction, Wright won $50,000 for her history of the Ballarat goldfields, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka. In her citation, Kerryn Goldsworthy, chair of the 2014 Stella Prize judging panel, said: A rare … Read more

Five minutes with … Pauline Curby

This post brings you something new on the PHA NSW blog. It is the first in a series of profiles of our members, inspired by a column in the UK online magazine, the History Vault. Thanks to Stephen Gapps for the suggestion and Pauline Curby  (on the right) for being our guinea pig. What is … Read more

PHA(NSW) Committee for 2013-14

A funny thing happened at the PHA (NSW) AGM last Tuesday night.  I was elected president for 2013-14.  My name is Bruce Baskerville, and while some members will know we others won’t, so this post is to introduce myself to all members.  The other committee members elected are David Carment (vice-president), Carol Liston (treasurer), Stephen … Read more