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. She has been an independent heritage professional for over 20 years and has worked both as a sole practitioner and as part of multidisciplinary teams. She has completed significance assessments of nationally significant collections of moveable heritage for clients including the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Belvoir Street Theatre, the Royal United Services Institute, the Catholic Institute of Sydney, Catholic Diocese of Bathurst, Salvation Army, Australian Jewish Historical Society, Westmead Children’s Hospital and Georges River and Campbelltown City Councils. Major projects have included a survey of war memorials for Ryde City Council, site histories of CSIRO radiophysics facilities, and histories of over 60 parks for the City of Sydney. Other clients have included Lend Lease, BHP Billiton, the Commonwealth Bank, St Vincent’s Hospital, Manidis Roberts, National Parks and Wildlife Service and Bobby Goldsmith Foundation. She has also written six commissioned books and four other books.