Projects this year have included work for the Alpine Shire, Just Biodiesel, Wodonga City Council, the Stanley Athenaeum & Stanley Landcare, and private clients researching their family history. Below are a few of the more substantial projects from recent years.
In 2003 and 2009, the Stanley Plateau was subject to catastrophic bushfires. This project looks at the changing fire history of the Stanley Plateau from Aboriginal fire management through to European settlers and their responses to bushfire, right up to the aftermath of the 2009 fires.
An extraordinary story of survival and family reunion against the odds. This project involved writing the ‘life station’ text (museum display/iPad text), recounting the life of Russian-born migrant Galina Vasins (Karciauskas), who came to Bonegilla Migrant Reception Centre as a Displaced Person in 1947.
From Canoes and Trains to Cattle and Coal Dust: Interpreting the history of urban Wodonga.
Fresh historical interpretation, new interpretive displays, and a public history text for historic brewers of pure malt ale, aerated waters and cordial manufacturers, Billson’s Brewery of Beechworth.
A revealing look at the phenomenal rise of the department store, the advent of ready-to-wear clothing, and the proliferation of image-based advertising during the 20th century.
The blog that explores what life was really like on the Beechworth goldfields in 1852, from gold seekers to the Aboriginal people of the area. Answering the questions most historians never wanted to ask, and some we really should.
Benalla Migrant Camp public history text. Preserving and promoting Post WWII migrant history in rural Victoria.