Robyn's dissertation focused on early Australian children's literature. Robyn lectures in the Humanities and is passionate about engaging students in historical inquiry. She is currently completing her biography of Olga Ernst.
Jan Harkin completed a PhD in journalism at Monash University in 2021 while attending Hazel Edwards’ “Complete Your Book in a Year” course at Public Record Office Victoria. The PhD included the non-fiction book Older Drivers: Mobility, Ageing and Fitness to Drive, which was written and workshopped during Hazel’s classes. It also included an exegesis: Older Drivers in Australia: Supporting Safe Driving through book-length journalism.
David Harris is an adjunct research fellow in the Centre for the Study of the Inland at La Trobe University. His PhD at La Trobe University, completed in 2014, was an environmental history of the Gippsland Lakes in the nineteenth century. His previous academic research was an MA at the University of Melbourne investigating a history of housing and social reform in inner-suburban Melbourne between 1900 and 1920. He has published on the early history of public housing in Victoria, aspects of Victoria’s colonial fishery and the Gippsland Lakes in the nineteenth century.
Meaghan McKee has worked as a librarian and archivist for many years. Her main interest is in Gippsland history. She inherited her investigative nature from her mother who was a keen genealogist. She holds postgraduate qualifications in Library and Information Studies as well as Heritage and Museum Studies. She recently provided research assistance on a book project on logging and cartage history in Gippsland.
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Lucinda Horrocks is a producer, writer and co-founder of Wind & Sky Productions, a company specialising in documentary storytelling. Based in Ballarat in regional Victoria, she collaborates largely with her partner Jary Nemo on short documentaries and online exhibitions. Her award-winning projects about history, society and science are distributed online, have toured international festivals, are screened at dedicated screenings and events and are on permanent display at museums and cultural institutions.
Dr Sebastian Gurciullo is a professional archivist, curator, editor and writer. He has worked at the National Archives of Australia, Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) and University of Melbourne Archives. He has been the editor of the Australian Society of Archivists journal Archives and Manuscripts, and PROV's journal Provenance. He is currently a member of the editorial board of Archives and Manuscripts, and the assistant editor of Provenance.
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