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Jacqui Newling
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Dr Jacqueline Newling is a historian, gastronomer, and museum curator. Jacqui lives and works on Wangal and Gadigal Country, unceded lands of Australia’s First Nations people. Jacqui is a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu Masters in Gastronomy program through the University of Adelaide, and is an Honorary Associate in History at the University of Sydney. She has specialisations in Australian convict and colonial history, settler-colonial food culture and food heritage. Her doctoral thesis examines food, food security and hunger in the founding settlements of colonial New South Wales (Sydney and Norfolk Island). Jacqui has contributed to several academic and public history books, journals, conferences, symposia in history, gastronomy and museology, in Australia and internationally. Jacqui has over fourteen years’ experience in museum interpretation, audience engagement and curatorial practice. She has curated several exhibitions and public history projects at Museum of Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks, various house museums, and regional community-run museums. Jacqui’s work has been recognised with high commendation in the 2016 National Trust Heritage Awards, finalist shortlisting for the 2013 NSW Premier’s History Awards (Multimedia), and her work with regional and community-run museums in NSW Central West won the 2017 Interpretation Australia Excellence Award in its category.
Select Publications
'‘Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears the Crown’: Lamb or Kangaroo, Which Should Reign Supreme? The Implications of Heroising a Settler Colonial Food Icon as National Identity'. "Going Native?": Settler Colonialism and Food, edited by Ronald Ranta, Alejandro Colás, Daniel Monterescu, Palgrave Macmillan (2023): 173-199. Eat your history, stories and recipes from Australian kitchens (1788-1950s) NewSouth Publishing/Sydney Living Museums, 2015. ‘Dining with Strangeness: European Foodways on the Eora Frontier’. Journal of Australian Colonial History, Volume 13, (2011): 27-48.
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