Recent Projects

Projects this year have included work for the Alpine Shire, Just Biodiesel, Wodonga City Council, and the Stanley Athenaeum & Stanley Landcare, and private clients researching their family history.

Fire on the Plateau — A History of Fire and its Management in Stanley

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.

Bonegilla Migrant Experience

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. Galina’s is an extraordinary story of survival and family reunion against the odds.

Billson’s Brewery

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.

Life on Spring Creek

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

Benalla Migrant Camp public history text. Preserving and promoting Post WWII migrant history in rural Victoria.