News and events


May 2022 Q&A Host for Making Public Histories seminar:

May 2022 Host for Glen Eira Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary celebration:

March 2022 Host for Making Public Histories seminar:

December 2021 Interview with Humanities21 on an education and career in the humanities:

October 2021 Host for History Council of Victoria Annual Lecture with Dr Carolyn Holbrook: via YouTube and via ABC Big Ideas

October 2021 Host for Glen Eira Council – Behind the scenes of Glen Eira Historical Society:

September 2021 Host for Glen Eira Council event on the history of Labassa:

April 2021 East Melbourne Historical Society – talk on the history of Berry Street:

See the stories uncovered by the Every Family Has a Secret (and see me in Season 2, Episode 2)

August 2020: Q&A host for Remembering the Atomic Bombs: History, Memory and Politics in Australia, Japan and the Pacific on ABC Big Ideas

Find me on Twitter to see what events I’m involved with:

Find out about PHA (Vic & Tas) events here:

Take a look at the History Council of Victoria’s YouTube page:

Past events:

The Bridge’s new website is launched, with a new history section here:

The Bridge’s 2020 Annual Report, including a visual journey through their 50 year history:

University of Melbourne 60th anniversary online celebration, 2020

University of Melbourne Red Cross Day online exhibition, 2020

Glen Eira Council’s Sunday Sessions ‘Living through Covid-19’:

Glen Eira Council’s ‘A Story of Someone Special’:

Berry Street 140: Restoring Trust and Hope launched at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

We Are All Travellers was commended in the Victorian Community History Awards

Berry Street’s exhibition launched at 101 Collins Street Melbourne

Berry Street’s Thousands of Stories launched

Travellers Aid history highlighted in the Australian Association of Social Workers’ Newsletter here

The campaign to #FundTrove has received widespread coverage. There are loads of articles, a few have picked up my tweets:  here and here and the PHA (Vic) has joined the many letter-writers here. Add your voice!

The Travellers Aid centenary was celebrated at Government House on 30 August! This involved a launch of the book and the unveiling of the exhibition panels by TAA patron, Judge Anthony Howard, the partner of the Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AM.

Travellers Aid, a wonderful organisation I’ve been working with alongside Way Back When, was featured on 774 with Elias Lebbos, the CEO and me on Tuesday 12 July. On Thursday 14 July Southern Cross hosted a ‘train wrap’ to celebrate their centenary. Check out the pics on my twitter account.

Travellers Aid was featured on Channel 9 tonight (Sunday 15 May). A little cameo from me telling a bit of their history too! Have a look at the video here

Alice’s story featured on the Hello Ballarat blog

Sunday 21 February ‘Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History’ at the Gold Museum, Ballarat. BOOKED OUT

Tuesday 26 January 2016 Speaking with Red Symons on 774 at 9.20am as part of a statewide broadcast

Winner! Boroondara Remembers: Stories of World War I at the Victorian Community History Awards 2015

Speaking with Red Symons on 774 at 6.45am on Thurs 15 October about History Week 2015

Tues 13 October  Book here for the Hawthorn Library event ‘tracing your military ancestors’ 7pm

Speaking at Library at the Dock, 6pm Tues June 9 on photography and history. Free! Book here

Launch at City of Boroondara for a book I co-authored ‘Boroondara Remembers: Stories of World War I’

Talking love, language and 140 characters at the Library at the Dock.

 PHA Vic’s 2015 Events Calendar is on the way!

Wednesday 12 November Members’ Current Work, PHA (Vic)

Sunday 26 October 2014 Come and see me presenting at PHA (Vic)’s History Week event ‘No Place for a Woman’ at the Melbourne Museum

Saturday 25 October 2014 Speaking in Italian on SBS Radio about Alice Meyer von Forell: Dancing Behind Barbed Wire

Thursday 23 October 2014 Talking about Alice Meyer von Forell: Dancing Behind Barbed Wire on 3CR with Helen Lobato at 6.15pm and 774 with Lindy Burns at 8.30pm (part of History Week ‘No Place for a Woman’)

Monday 22 September 2014 I’m talking history + ice cream on 94.7FM The Pulse

PHA Vic presents….”Protest!” Regional Forum in Geelong Saturday 4 October 2014

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