Bronwyn Hanna is a heritage consultant who trained as an art and architectural historian. She has worked for NSW government, industry and community groups on many heritage places including the Sydney Opera House and Hyde Park Barracks (both World Heritage listed), also the convict Female Factory in Parramatta, the Art Deco ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park and the Aboriginal Fish Traps in Brewarrina. She has completed an Honours year, Masters and PhD with theses focusing on Australian architecture within its social context. She has taught on many university courses in art and architectural history, design theory and heritage. She has published widely, including two co-authored books about women architects and two long reports about the art history of heritage places (Hill End and the Dandenongs). Bronwyn is interested in the history of Australian heritage and has been undertaking an oral history project with early heritage professionals for the Australian National Library. She has worked on her own family history stretching back seven generations in Australia (including five convict ancestors). She has always lived in Sydney except for a year as a high school exchange student in California. She is married with two young adult sons and likes bush-walking and discussing the meaning of life.